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SUBMARINES

ATROPO small submarine (1912)

Atropo 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Atropo   Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 3/1911 22/3/1912 2/1913 discarded 1/1919

   

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

231 / 320

Length, m

44.5

Breadth, m

4.40

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Krupp diesels / AEG electric motors

Power, h. p.

700 / 200

Max speed, kts

14.7 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 950(12) / 40(8)

Armament

2 - 450 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

14

Diving depth operational, m 50

Ship project history: Ordered by the Italian Navy from a yard of her then ally Germany. Her German data were 237/318t; contractual speed 12kts/7.3kts. Her pressure hull was very strong, and the boat reached a high surface speed thanks to the shape of her outer casing, with lines similar to those of a torpedo-boat, so modified by the Italian Navy.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014