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ARCHIMEDE large submarines (1934-1935)

Galileo Ferraris 1940

Name 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)
  

Displacement standard, t

880

Displacement normal, t

970 / 1239

Length, m

70.5

Breadth, m

6.87

Draught, m

4.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi diesels / 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

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

Complement

55

Diving depth operational, m 90

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.

Galileo Galilei

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14