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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

F1 small submarines (1916-1918)

F1 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
F1   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 5/1915 2/4/1916 10/1916 stricken 6/1930
F2   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 6/1915 4/6/1916 9/1916 stricken 2/1929
F3   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 5/1915 6/7/1916 10/1916 stricken 9/1919
F4   Orlando, Livorno 6/1915 19/11/1916 1/1917 stricken 9/1919
F5   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 5/1915 12/8/1916 11/1916 stricken 7/1929
F6   Orlando, Livorno 6/1915 4/3/1917 5/1917 stricken 8/1935
F7   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 23/12/1916 3/1917 stricken 2/1929
F8   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 6/1915 13/11/1916 2/1917 stricken 9/1919
F9   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 6/1915 24/9/1916 12/1916 stricken 8/1928
F10   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 8/1915 19/10/1916 12/1916 stricken 6/1930
F11   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 17/9/1916 12/1916 stricken 9/1919
F12   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 30/11/1916 2/1917 stricken 7/1929
F13   Orlando, Livorno 9/1915 20/5/1917 8/1917 stricken 8/1935
F14   Odero, Sestri Ponente 10/1915 23/1/1917 3/1917 collision 6/8/1928
F15   Orlando, Livorno 10/1915 27/5/1917 8/1917 stricken 5/1929
F16   Odero, Sestri Ponente 10/1915 19/3/1917 4/1917 stricken 5/1928
F17   Orlando, Livorno 10/1915 3/6/1917 8/1917 stricken 11/1929
F18   Odero, Sestri Ponente 10/1915 15/5/1917 7/1917 stricken 10/1930
F19   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 18/4/1917 --- // 1917 completed for Portugal (Foca)
F20   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 1917 --- // 1917 completed for Portugal (Golfinho)
F21   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 7/1915 9/8/1917 --- // 1917 completed for Portugal (Hidra)
F19   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 9/1915 10/3/1918 4/1918 stricken 6/1930
F20   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 9/1915 17/3/1918 6/1918 stricken 7/1935
F21   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 8/1915 19/5/1918 8/1918 stricken 10/1930
F22   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 8/1915 1917 --- // 1917 completed for Spain (A1 Narciso Monturiol)
F23   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 8/1915 1917 --- // 1917 completed for Spain (A2 Cosme Garcia)
F24   Fiat - San Giorgio, La Spezia 8/1915 1917 --- // 1917 completed for Spain (A3)

   

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

262 / 319

Length, m

45.1 wl 45.6 oa

Breadth, m

4.22

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Fiat diesels / Savigliano electric motors

Power, h. p.

670 / 500

Max speed, kts

12.5 / 8.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 12

endurance, nm(kts) 1600(8.5) / 80(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/30 A1914, 2 - 450 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

26

Diving depth operational, m 40

Ship project history: The most numerous series of Italian submarines. The project was developed by Fiat-San Giorgio. First 3 submarines were built in 1913-1914 for Brazil, later 3 for Portugal and 3 more for Spain. Boats had an easy manoeuvrability.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: F8 was sunk 14/2/1917 as result of accident during trials, but was raised and commissioned in September of the same year. F14 was lost 6/8/1928 because of collision with destroyer Giuseppe Missori.

F1

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14