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ARGONAUTA medium submarines (1932 - 1933)


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Medusa  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Argonauta     CRDA, Monfalcone 11.1929 19.1.1931 1.1932 sunk 28.6.1940
Fisalia     CRDA, Monfalcone 11.1929 2.5.1931 6.1932 sunk 28.9.1941
Jalea     OTO, Muggiano 1.1930 15.6.1932 3.1933 discarded 2.1948
Jantina     OTO, Muggiano 1.1930 16.5.1932 3.1933 sunk 5.7.1941
Medusa     CRDA, Monfalcone 11.1929 10.12.1931 9.1932 sunk 30.1.1942
Salpa     Tosi, Taranto 4.1930 8.5.1932 12.1932 sunk 27.6.1941
Serpente (ex-Nautilus)     Tosi, Taranto 4.1930 28.2.1932 11.1932 scuttled 12.9.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t611
Displacement normal, t

650 / 800

Length, m

61.5

Breadth, m

5.70

Draught, m

4.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

CRDA diesels / CRDA electric motors

Jalea, Jantina: Fiat diesels / CRDA electric motors

Salpa, Serpente: Tosi diesels / Marelli electric motors

Power, h. p.

1200 / 800

Max speed, kts

14 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 28 (norm.)

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(8) / 74(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 102/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 12),

Complement

44

Diving depth operational, m80


Standard scale images


<i>Argonauta</i> 1940
Argonauta 1940


Graphics


<i>Medusa</i>  
Medusa  


Project history

Medium submarines of so-called 600t class, most numerous in Italian Navy. The design was developed on the basis of Squalo class. Single-hulled with external bulges.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Argonauta was sunk 28.6.1940 at Sicily by British aircraft. Salpa was sunk 27.6.1941 in Mediterranean by British submarine Triumph. Jantina was sunk 5.7.1941 in Aegean sea by British submarine Torbay. Fisalia was sunk 28.9.1941 near Yaffa by DCs of British corvette Hyacinth. Medusa was sunk 30.1.1942 in Adriatic sea by British submarine Thorn. Serpente was scuttled by crew 12.9.1943 near Ancona.