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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  


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.