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LUIGI SETTEMBRINI medium submarines (1932)

Luigi Settembrini 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Luigi Settembrini   Tosi, Taranto 4/1928 28/9/1930 1/1932 sunk 15/11/1944
Ruggiero Settimo   Tosi, Taranto 6/1928 29/3/1931 4/1932 discarded 3/1947
  

Displacement standard, t

872

Displacement normal, t

938 / 1135

Length, m

69.1

Breadth, m

6.61

Draught, m

4.45

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi diesels / Ansaldo electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1400

Max speed, kts

17.5 / 7.7

Fuel, t

diesel oil 52 (norm.)

Endurance, nm(kts) 9000(8) / 80(4)

Armament

8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 12), 1 x 1 - 102/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76

Complement

56

Diving depth operational, m 90

Ship project history: Project on the basis of Mameli class in which the insufficient stability was corrected. Besides, more than twice endurance was increased, and TT number was increased to 8. Partially double-hulled.

In 1943 both received moderated size CT.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Luigi Settembrini was by mistake sunk by ramming of American escort destroyer Frament 15/11/1944 E off Bermuda during anti-submarine manoeuvres.

Ruggiero Settimo 1943

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14