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TA16 torpedo boats (1924 / 1943)


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TA19 as Calatafimi

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA16 (ex-Castelfidardo)     Orlando, Livorno, Italy 12.1920 17.3.1923 5.1924 // 10.1943 sunk 2.6.1944
Achilles (ex-Calatafimi), 10.1943- TA15, 11.1943- TA19     Orlando, Livorno, Italy 7.1920 4.6.1922 3.1924 // 9.1943 sunk 9.8.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

953

Displacement full, t1210
Length, m

84.6 wl 84.7 oa

Breadth, m

8.02

Draught, m

2.46

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Zoelly steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

oil 206

Endurance, nm(kts)600(12)
Armament

TA16: 2 x 2 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 4 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 2 x 3 - 450 TT, 16 mines

TA19: 1 x 2 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 1 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1919, 5 x 1 - 20/65 M1939, 1 x 2 - 533 TT, 16 mines

Complement

134



Standard scale images


<i>TA16</i> 1943
TA16 1943


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<i>TA19</i> as <i>Calatafimi</i>
TA19 as Calatafimi


Project history

Outdated Italian torpedo boats of Curtatone class, captured in Aegean Sea in September, 1943. TA16 has entered German service 14.11.1943 and TA19 13.10.1943. Real speed did not exceed 24kts and an endurance 600(12)nm.

Modernizations

late 1943, TA16: - 1 x 3 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 FlaK 28, 1 x 4 - 20/65 C/38, 1 x 1 - 20/65 M1939

late 1943, TA19: - 1 x 1 - 102/45; + 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30

Naval service

Both served in Aegean Sea. TA16 was damaged by British aircraft 31.5.1944, fore end was broken off, 2.6.1944 she was lost at Heraklion (Crete) as a result of explosion on s/s Gertrud, attacked by British bombers. TA19 was damaged by missiles from British aircraft 19.6.1944 and was under repair 1 month, 9.8.1944 she was sunk by a torpedo from Greek submarine Pipinos at Samos.