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REGIA MARINA / ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

ARGONAUTA medium submarines (1932-1933)

Argonauta 1940

Name 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
  

Displacement standard, t

611

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

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

Complement

44

Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Medium submarines of so-called 600t class, most numerous in Italian Navy. The project 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.

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Ivan Gogin, 2009-14