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ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

EVANGELISTA TORRICELLI submarines (1944 - 1945 / 1960 - 1966)

Francesco Morosini 1968

Evangelista Torricelli 1966

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Alfredo Cappellini (ex-Capitaine) S507 Electric Boat, Groton, USA 12/1943 1/10/1944 1/1945 // 5/3/1966 discarded 11/1977
Francesco Morosini (ex-Besugo) S508 Electric Boat, Groton, USA 5/1943 27/2/1944 6/1944 // 31/3/1966 discarded 11/1973
Evangelista Torricelli (ex-Lizardfish) S512 Manitowoc SB, USA 3/1944 16/7/1944 12/1944 // 9/1/1960 discarded 9/1976

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1830 / 2440

Length, m

92.2 wl 95.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.31

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 General Motors diesel-generators / 4 electric motors

Power, h. p.

4610 / 2700

Max speed, kts

20 / 10 (6.5 with snorkel)

Fuel, t

diesel oil 378 - 472

Endurance, nm (kts)

11000(10) / 96(2)

Armament

S508, 512: 10 - 533 TT (6 bow, 4 stern, 24)

S507: 1 x 1 - 127/25 Mk 40, 10 - 533 TT (24 torpedoes or 40 mines, 6 bow, 4 stern)

Sensors

BQR-2, BQS-2, JT or SQR-3 sonars, SS, ST, SV sonars

Complement

82

Diving depth operational, m

120

   

Ship project history: Former USN submarines of Balao class, modernized under Fleet Snorkel design during USN service.

 

Modernizations: None.

 

Naval service: No significant events.

Francesco Morosini 1971

 

Ivan Gogin, 2015