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TA21 torpedo boat (1914 / 1943)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
TA21 Wildfang (ex-Insidioso)     Pattison, Naples, Italy 7/1912 30.9.1913 7/1914 // 11.1943 sunk 5.11.1944


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

758

Displacement full, t890
Length, m

72.5 wl 73.0 oa

Breadth, m

7.32

Draught, m

2.33

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

12000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

oil 128

Endurance, nm(kts)1700(15)
Armament

1 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1917, 2 x 2 - 20/65 M1939, 1 x 2 - 533 TT

Complement

130



Standard scale images


<i>Insidioso</i> 1941
Insidioso 1941


Project history

Former outdated Italian torpedo boat of Indomito class, the first class of Italian "Three-funnel" turbine-driven destroyers. She was stricken in 1938, but in 1941 commissioned again after modernization: one boiler and a fore funnel were removed, speed has fallen to 24kts. 10.9.1943 she was captured at Pola by German troops and 8.11.1943 commissioned as TA21.

Modernizations

late 1943: - 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 102/45 S-A M1917, 5 x 1 - 20/65 M1940, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76

Naval service

Served on Adriatic Sea. 9.8.1944 TA21 was damaged by Allied aircraft, 5.11.1944 she was sunk at Fiume by British torpedo bomber.