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SALMONE ocean minesweepers (1956 - 1957)


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Storione 1976

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Salmone M5430   Martinolich, San Diego, USA   19.2.1955 15.6.1956 fishery protection 1989, stricken 11.1996
Storione M5431   Martinolich, San Diego, USA   13.11.1954 23.2.1956 discarded 3.1997
Sgombro M5432, 1991- P5432   Tampa Marine, USA   21.6.1956 12.5.1957 patrol 1991, discarded 2001
Squalo M5433, 1991- P5433   Tampa Marine, USA   3.12.1956 20.6.1957 patrol 1991, discarded 2001


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

637

Displacement full, t

735

Length, m

50.3 wl 52.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Motors diesels

Power, h. p.

1600

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

diesel oil 46

Endurance, nm(kts)

3000(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, A Mk 2, A Mk 4, A Mk 6 acoustic, M Mk 5, M Mk 6, M Mk 7 magnetic and Oropesa No.1 mechanical minesweeping gear

Electronic equipment

SPS-53 radar, UQS-1 sonar

Complement

70



Standard scale images


<i>Salmone </i>1960
Salmone 1960
<i>Salmone </i>1980
Salmone 1980


Graphics


<i>Storione </i>1976
Storione 1976


Project history

USN Aggressive class ocean minesweepers, transferred under MDAP.

Modernizations

1970s, all: - SPS-53 radar; + SPN-703, BX-732 radars

1992, Squalo, Storione: - minesweeping equipment, sonar

Naval service

No significant events.