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RD58 minesweepers / minelayers (1918 / 1920)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
RD58 (ex-MT130), 1921- Albona     Danubius, Porto Ré, Austria-Hungary 10.1917 20.7.1918 1.1920 captured by Germany 10.9.1943 (Albona)
RD59 (ex-MT131), 1921- Laurana     Danubius, Porto Ré, Austria-Hungary 10.1917 24.8.1918 2/1920 captured by Germany 11.9.1943 (Laurana)
RD60 (ex-MT132), 1921- Rovigno     Danubius, Porto Ré, Austria-Hungary 11.1917 28.9.1918 7.1920 captured by Germany 10.9.1943 (Rovigno)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t128
Displacement full, t145
Length, m

29.4 pp 31.8 oa

Breadth, m6.50
Draught, m

1.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VCE, 1 Yarrow boiler

Power, h. p.

280

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

oil 4

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong 1917, 34 mines, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement27


Standard scale images


very close <i>Malinska </i>1931
very close Malinska 1931


Project history

Former Austrian mine transports. At the time of Armistice they were incomplete and completed for Italian Navy in 1921.

Modernizations

1941 - 1942, all: + 6 x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939

Naval service

Albona and Rovigno were captured by Germans 10.9.1943 at Syros, Laurana was captured by Germans 11.9.1943 at Venice.