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REGIA MARINA / ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

MINE WARFARE SHIPS

OSTIA minelayers (1926-1928)

Legnano 1943

Azio 1950

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Azio   CNR, Ancona   4/5/1927 1928 discarded 1/1957
Dardanelli   CNT, Monfalcone   29/9/1925 9/1926 to Venezuela 1938 (General Soublette)
Legnano   CNR, Ancona   5/1926 1927 sunk 5/10/1943
Lepanto   CNR, Ancona   22/5/1927 1928 scuttled 9/1943
Milazzo   CNT, Monfalcone   18/11/1925 10/1926 to Venezuela 1938 (General Urdaneta)
Ostia   CNT, Monfalcone   3/12/1925 11/1926 scuttled 8/4/1941

 

Displacement standard, t

615

Displacement full, t

850

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

8.69

Draught, m

2.59

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 watertube boilers

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

Azio, Legnano, Lepanto: oil 75

Dardanelli, Milazzo, Ostia: coal 85

Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/35 Terni 1914, 1 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 80 mines

Complement

66

Ship project history: Ordered in 1924 for service in colonies. Can be used as minesweepers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Ostia was scuttled by own crew 8/4/1941 off Massawa. Lepanto was scuttled by own crew 9/9/1943 at Shanghai but salvaged by Japanese and commissioned them as gunboat Okitsu. Legnano was sunk by German aircraft 5/10/1943.

Lepanto 1934

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15