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Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Scilla     R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 1873 10.10.1874 1876 discarded 5.1904
Cariddi     R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 1873 22.3.1875 1876 wrecked 23.12.1900


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Scilla: 1059

Cariddi: 1084

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

54.4 pp 57.7 wl

Breadth, m

8.72 - 8.76

Draught, m

4.25

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 HTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

Scilla: 826

Cariddi: 956

Max speed, kts

10.5

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 164/16 Palliser 3.54ton MLR, 2 x 1 - 120/20 Armstrong 1.26ton BLR, 2 x 1 - 75/21 Uchatius 29cwt No1 BLR, 2 x 1 - 25/41

Complement

136 - 139



Standard scale images


<i>Cariddi </i>1880
Cariddi 1880


Project history

These two vessels underwent several changes during their careers. Originally barque-rigged and later barquentines.

Modernizations

1879, Scilla: - 2 x 1 - 75/21, 2 x 1 - 25/41; + 1 x 1 - 120/20 Armstrong 1.26ton BLR

1883, Scilla: + 2 x 1 - 57/43 N, 2 x 1 - 37/20 H corto

1883, Carridi: - 2 x 1 - 75/21, 2 x 1 - 25/41

1900, Scilla: - 1 x 1 - 164/16, 3 x 1 - 120/20, 2 x 1 - 37/20; + 2 x 1 - 57/43 N

1900, Carridi: - 1 x 1 - 164/16; + 4 x 1 - 57/43 N, 4 x 1 - 37/25 H lungo

Naval service

Cariddi was stranded 70nm N at Massawa (Red Sea) on 23.12.1900 and her wreck was sold.