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Galileo Galilei  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Archimede     Tosi, Taranto 10/1931 10/12/1933 8/1934 to Nationalist Spain 4/1937 (General Sanjurjo)
Galileo Ferraris     Tosi, Taranto 10/1931 11/8/1934 1/1935 to Nationalist Spain 10/1937-1/1938 (General Sanjurjo II), sunk 25/10/1941
Galileo Galilei     Tosi, Taranto 10/1931 19/3/1934 10/1934 to Nationalist Spain 10/1937-1/1938 (General Mola II), captured by Britain 19/6/1940 (X2)
Evangelista Torricelli     Tosi, Taranto 10/1931 27/5/1934 12/1934 to Nationalist Spain 4/1937 (General Mola)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t880
Displacement normal, t

970 / 1239

Length, m

70.5

Breadth, m

6.87

Draught, m

4.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi diesels / 2 Marelli electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1100

Max speed, kts

17 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts)10500(8) / 105(3)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/43 OTO 1927, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 16)

Electronic equipmenthydrophone
Complement

55

Diving depth operational, m90


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<i>Galileo Galilei</i>  
Galileo Galilei  


Ship project history


A little increased version of Settembrini class with larger fuel stowage and strengthened armament (second main gun was added, the number of spare torpedoes was increased). Partially double-hulled.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Galileo Ferraris was sunk 25/10/1941 in Atlantic E off Madeira by British aircraft and escort destroyer Lamerton. Galileo Galilei was captured 19/6/1940 in Red sea by British armed trawler Moonstone after submarine crew has poisoned with the gases arriving from ventilating system. She was later commissioned by Royal Navy as X2.