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DURMITOR torpedo boats (1943/1949, 1949)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Дурмитор [Durmitor] (ex-Ariete) РЕ53 [RE53]   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 7/1942 6/3/1943 8/1943 // 4/1949 stricken 1963
Учка [Uchka] РЕ54 [RE54] 236 CNQ, Fiume, Italy // 3 Maj, Rijeka 9/1942 4/10/1947 1949 stricken 1968
Велебит [Velebit]   237? CNQ, Fiume (3 Maj, Rijeka) 8/1942 31/1/1943 --- cancelled 1949


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

745

Displacement full, t

1110

Length, m

81.1 pp 83.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.62

Draught, m

3.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

oil 210

Endurance, nm(kts)1500(16)
Armament

RE53: 2 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1937, 3 x 2 - 20/70 Breda 1935, 4 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1940, 2 x 3 - 450 TT, 2 DCT

RE54: 2 x 1 - 100/47 OTO 1937, 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 DCT, 28 mines

Electronic equipmentradar, sonar
Complement

150



Ship project history


Former Italian Ariete class torpedo boats. Completed prototype, Ariete, was transferred as war reparations and commissioned as Durmitor. Two others of this class TA46 (ex-Balestra) and TA47 (ex-Fionda) seized incomplete by the Germans in 1943, were taken over by the Yugoslav Navy in 1948 and renamed Uchka and Velebit respectively. Only Uchka was completed in 1949.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.