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X2 ex-Italian submarine (1934 / 1940)

Galileo Galilei 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
X2, 1942 - P711 (ex-Galileo Galilei) P711 Tosi, Taranto, Italy 10/1931 19/3/1934 10/1934 // 6/1940 BU 1/1946

 

Displacement standard, t

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Displacement normal, t

970 / 1239

Length, m

70.5

Breadth, m

6.87

Draught, m

4.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi diesels / 2 Marelli electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1100

Max speed, kn

17 / 8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 100

Armament

8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 16), 2 x 1 - 100/43 M1927, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76

Sensors sonar

Sensors

55

Diving depth operational, m

90

Ship project history: A little increased version of Settembrini class with larger fuel stowage and strengthened armament (second gun is added, number of spare torpedoes is increased). Construction is partially double-hulled. Galileo Galilei was captured 19/6/1940 in Red sea by British trawler Moonstone after crew of submarine has poisoned with the gases from ventilating system.

Modernizations: None.

1/1946: 2 x 1 - 100/43 M1927, 2 x 1 -13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT

Naval service: Used for training.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-15