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OLTUL submarine chaser (1916/1941)

Oltul 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Oltul (ex-RD1)   Arsenale di Castellamare di Stabia, Italy 2/1916 7/5/1916 12/1916 // 1941 sunk 6/10/1942

     

Displacement normal, t

196

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

35.3

Breadth, m

5.80

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 630(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong 1916, 2 x 1 - 6.5/80, 2 DCR

Complement

22

Ship project history: ex-Italian tug-minesweeper RD1, purchased by Romania as tug and converted to submarine chaser during WWII.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Oltul was sunk by Soviet submarine M-31 6/10/1942.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15