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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

N1 ex-Yugoslavian medium submarines (1929/1941)

Francesco Rismondo 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
N1 (ex-Osvetnik), 4/1941- Francesco Rismondo   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1927 14/2/1929 1929 // 4/1941 captured by Germany 14/9/1943
N2 (ex-Smeli), 4/1941- Antonio Bajamonti   A C de la Loire, Nantes, France 1927 1/12/1928 12/1929 // 4/1941 scuttled 9/9/1943

  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

630 / 809

Length, m

66.5

Breadth, m

5.40

Draught, m

3.77

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels / CGE (Nancy) electric motors

Power, h. p.

1480 / 1100

Max speed, kts

14.5 / 9.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 25

Endurance, nm(kts) 5000(9) / 100(4.5)

Armament

6 - 533 TT (4 bow, 2 stern, 12), 1 x 1 - 100/45 M1925, 1 x 1 - 40/67 Škoda

Complement

43

Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: In April, 1941, after capitulation of Yugoslavia, two former Yugoslavian submarines, Osvetnik and Smeli, were commissioned by Regia Marina, renamed Francesco Rismondo and Antonio Bajamonti respectively. In 1941 they passed repair in which course the armament was partially changed and CT form was changed.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Francesco Rismondo was 18/9/1943 scuttled by Germans, Antonio Bajamonti was scuttled by own crew 9/9/1943.

Left to right: Osvetnik, Smeli, Hrabri

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14