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LUIGI SETTEMBRINI medium submarines (1932)


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Ruggiero Settimo 1943  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Luigi Settembrini     Tosi, Taranto 4/1928 28/9/1930 1/1932 sunk 15/11/1944
Ruggiero Settimo     Tosi, Taranto 6/1928 29/3/1931 4/1932 discarded 3/1947


Technical data


Displacement standard, t872
Displacement normal, t

938 / 1135

Length, m

69.1

Breadth, m

6.61

Draught, m

4.45

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi diesels / 2 Ansaldo electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1400

Max speed, kts

17.5 / 7.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil 52 (norm.)

Endurance, nm(kts)9000(8) / 80(4)
Armament

1 x 1 - 102/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 12)

Electronic equipmenthydrophone
Complement

56

Diving depth operational, m90


Standard scale images


<i>Luigi Settembrini</i> 1940
Luigi Settembrini 1940


Graphics


<i>Ruggiero Settimo</i> 1943  
Ruggiero Settimo 1943  


Ship project history


Project on the basis of Mameli class in which the insufficient stability was corrected. Besides, more than twice endurance was increased, and TT number was increased to 8. Partially double-hulled.

In 1943 both received moderated size CT.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Luigi Settembrini was by mistake sunk by ramming of American escort destroyer Frament 15/11/1944 E off Bermuda during anti-submarine manoeuvres.