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TA15 torpedo boat (1927 / 1943)


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TA15

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA17 (ex-Francesco Crispi), 11.1943- TA15     Pattison, Napoli, Italy 2.1923 12.9.1925 4.1927 // 10.1943 sunk  8.3.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

965

Displacement full, t1457
Length, m

84.0 wl 84.9 oa

Breadth, m

8.60

Draught, m

2.98 normal

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Belluzzo geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

36000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 233

Endurance, nm(kts)1300(15)
Armament

2 x 2 - 120/45 M1926, 4 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 2 DCT

Complement

174



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<i>TA15</i> 1943
TA15 1943


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<i>TA15</i>
TA15


Project history

Former Italian destroyer of Sella class, captured by German troops in September 1943. Real max speed was about 28kts. In 1944 she had serious problems with machinery: only port turbine gear unit was operable, max speed was no more than 15kts.

Modernizations

late 1943: - 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 2 x 1 - 37/54 M1939

early 1944: only one shaft was operable, maximal speed was 15 kts; + 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38

Naval service

TA15 served in Aegean Sea and was sunk 8.3.1944 off Heraklion (Crete) by rockets from British aircraft, later salvaged but sunk again by British aircraft 12.10.1944 while fitting out.