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ITALIAN NAVY (ITALY)

SUBMARINES

LIVIO PIOMARTA submarines (1952 / 1973 - 1974)

Livio Piomatra 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Livio Piomatra (ex-Trigger) S515 Electric Boat, Groton, USA 24/2/1949 14/6/1951 31/3/1952 // 10/7/1973 stricken 2/1986
Romeo Romei (ex-Harder) S516 Electric Boat, Groton, USA 30/6/1950 3/12/1951 19/8/1952 // 20/2/1974 stricken 5/1988

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement normal, t

1821 / 2500

Length, m

84.8

Breadth, m

8.30

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

SS515: 3 General Motors diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

SS516: 3 Fairbank Morse diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

4500 / 5600

Max speed, kts

15.5 / 16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 11500(10) / 130 (3)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (6 bow Mk 43, 2 stern Mk 44, 26 torpedoes or 40 mines)

Sensors

BPS-12 radar, BQS-4, BQR-2 sonars

Complement

83

Diving depth operational, m

210

   

Ship project history: The Tangs were the immediate successors to the GUPPYs and Fleet Snorkels which the Italian Navy had received. They were equipped with the PUFFS passive ranging/fire control array.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Livio Piomatra 1979

 

Ivan Gogin, 2017