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REGIA MARINA / ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

BRIN large submarines (1938-1939)

Brin 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Archimede   Tosi, Taranto 12/1937 5/3/1939 4/1939 sunk 15/4/1943
Brin   Tosi, Taranto 2/1936 3/4/1938 6/1938 discarded 2/1948
Galvani   Tosi, Taranto 12/1936 22/5/1938 7/1938 sunk 24/6/1940
Guglielmotti   Tosi, Taranto 12/1936 11/9/1938 10/1938 sunk 17/3/1942
Torricelli   Tosi, Taranto 12/1937 26/3/1939 5/1939 scuttled 23/6/1940
  

Displacement standard, t

913

Displacement normal, t

1000 / 1245

Length, m

72.5

Breadth, m

6.68

Draught, m

4.54

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi diesels / Ansaldo electric motors

Power, h. p.

3400 / 1300

Max speed, kts

17.3 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 61 (norm.)

Endurance, nm(kts) 9000(7.8) / 90(4)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 14), 2 x 1 - 100/43 OTO 1927, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76

Complement

58

Diving depth operational, m 110

Ship project history: Repetition of Archimede class. Partially double-hulled. Differed from a prototype by hardly more powerful diesels and larger CT, similar to applied on Foca class, with 102mm/43 gun installed on it.

Building of two last boats of this class, Archimede and Toricelli, was conducted as fiduciary to hide the fact of transfer of two submarines with the same names to Franco.

In 1941-1942 on Brin, Archimede and, probably, Guiglemotti, the gun was moved from CT on deck fwd from it.

Modernizations: 1941 - 1942, Arcimede, Brin, Guglielmotti: - 1 x 1 - 100/43; + 1 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1938

Naval service: Toricelli after artillery battle against British sloop Shoreham and destroyers Khartoum, Kandahar and Kingston 23/6/1940 in Red sea received heavy damages and was scuttled by crew. Galvani was sunk 26/4/1940 in Persian gulf by British sloop Falmouth. Guglielmotti was sunk 17/3/1942 S of by British submarine Unbeaten. Archimede was sunk 15/4/1943 at coast of Brazil by American aircraft.

Brin 1940

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14