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Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen 1935

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Căpitan Dumitrescu Constantin (ex-Impatiente) Dm   Arsenal de Brest, France   1916 1917 // 1.1920 captured by USSR 5.9.1944 (Аракс [Arax])
Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen (ex-Friponne), 1991- Eugen Stihi St, 1948- DB2, 1958- NH112   Arsenal de Lorient, France   1916 1917 // 1.1920 captured by USSR 5.9.1944 (Ахтуба [Akhtuba]), returned 10.1945, survey vessel 1960
Locotenent Lepri Remus (ex-Chiffonne) Lp   Arsenal de Lorient, France   1917 1918 // 1.1920 sunk 11.1.1941
Sublocotenent Ghiculescu Ion (ex-Mignonne) Gh, 1948- DB1, 1958- NH113   Arsenal de Brest, France   1917 1918 // 1.1920 captured by USSR 5.9.1944 (Ангара [Angara]), returned 10.1945, survey vessel 1960


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

375

Displacement full, t443
Length, m

57.8 pp 60.2 oa

Breadth, m

7.00

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Sulzer diesels

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 30

Endurance, nm(kts)3000(10)
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/45 M1897, 2 DCT

Complement

50



Standard scale images


<i>Căpitan Dumitrescu</i> 1941
Căpitan Dumitrescu 1941


Graphics


<i>Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen </i>1935
Locotenent-Comandor Stihi Eugen 1935
<i>Sublocotenent Ghiculescu </i>1951  
Sublocotenent Ghiculescu 1951  


Project history


Former French 2nd class avisos of Friponne class representing specialised ASW ships. They were bought by Romania 9.1.1920.

Modernizations


1939-1940, all: - 2 x 1 - 100/45; + 2 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30.

1939-1940, Locotenent Lepri Remus: + mines

1942-1943, all survived: + 1 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

early 1944, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 37/80; + 1 x 1 - 88/42 SK C/30

Naval service


Locotenent Lepri Remus 11.10.1941 was mined and lost off Sulina. Căpitan Dumitrescu, Locotenenet Commander Stihi Eugen and Sublocotenent Ghiculescu 5.9.1944 were captured by Soviet troops at Constanza and 14.9.1944 commissioned by Soviet Navy as Arax, Akhtuba and Angara. Akhtuba and Angara 14.10.1945 were returned to Romania as Eugen Stihi and Ion Ghiculescu. In 1960 both were converted to survey / command vessels with returning of former names Eugen Stihi and Ion Ghiculescu and discarded finally only in 2002.