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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

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CONSOLE GENERALE LIUZZI large submarines (1939-1940)

Console Generale Liuzzi 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Alpino Bagnolini   Tosi, Taranto 12/1938 28/10/1939 12/1939 captured by Germany 10/9/1943 (UIT22)
Reginaldo Giuliani   Tosi, Taranto 3/1939 3/12/1939 2/1940 captured by Japan 10/9/1943 (German UIT23)
Console Generale Liuzzi   Tosi, Taranto 11/1938 17/9/1939 11/1939 scuttled 27/6/1940
Capitano Tarantini   Tosi, Taranto 4/1939 7/1/1940 3/1940 sunk 15/12/1940
  

Displacement standard, t

1031

Displacement normal, t

1148 / 1460

Length, m

76.1

Breadth, m

6.98

Draught, m

4.55

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi diesels / Ansaldo electric motors

Power, h. p.

2500 / 1500

Max speed, kts

18 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 135

Endurance, nm(kts) 11300(8) / 108(3)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 12), 2 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1938, 2 x 2 - 13.2/76

Complement

58

Diving depth operational, m 90

Ship project history: Increased version of Brin class. Partially double-hulled. In comparison with predecessors, they had better stability and at the expense of new bow form higher speed. Gun from CT was moved on a deck fwd from CT.

Bagnolini and Guilliani in 1943 were converted to transports for routes to Japan.

Modernizations: 1943, Alpino Bagnolini, Reginaldo Giuliani: were converted to transports (ammunition and petrol).

Naval service: Capitano Tarantini was sunk in bay of Biscay 15/12/1940 by British submarine Thunderbolt. Console Generate Liuzzi was sunk 27/6/1940 S of Crete by British destroyers Dainty, Ilex and Defender. Reginaldo Guilliani was captured by Japanese at Singapore 10/9/1943, transferred to Germany and renamed UIT23. She was sunk 14/2/1944 in strait of Malacca by British submarine Tally Ho. Alpino Bagnolini 10/9/1943 was captured by German troops at Bordeaux, renamed UIT22 and sunk 11/3/1944 S of the Cape Good Hope by SAAF Catalina flying boat.

Console Generale Liuzzi 17/9/1939

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14