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Canopo 1914

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Calipso     Pattison, Napoli 1.1908 26.4.1909 7.1909 stricken 9.1927
Calliope     Pattison, Napoli 9.1905 27.8.1906 12.1906 stricken 11.1924
Canopo CN   Pattison, Napoli 8.1905 28.2.1907 6.1907 stricken 3.1923
Cassiopea     Pattison, Napoli 4.1905 5.7.1906 9.1906 stricken 11.1927
Centauro CT   Pattison, Napoli 6.1905 20.12.1906 5.1907 wrecked 5.11.1921
Cigno     Pattison, Napoli 4.1905 9.5.1906 9.1906 stricken 3.1923
Climene     Pattison, Napoli 1.1908 15.5.1909 8.1909 stricken 7.1926
Clio     Pattison, Napoli 7.1905 20.10.1906 4.1907 stricken 11.1927


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Calipso, Climene: 208

others: 217

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

50.0 wl 50.3 oa

Breadth, m

5.30

Draught, m

Calipso, Climene: 1.70

others: 1.72

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

2900

Max speed, kts

25

Fuel, t

Calipso, Climene: oil 40

coal 40

Endurance, nm(kts)330(25)
Armament

3 x 1 - 47/40 (s.o.), 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

Calipso, Climene: 35

others: 38



Standard scale images


<i>Cigno</i> 1906
Cigno 1906


Graphics


<i>Canopo</i> 1914
Canopo 1914


Project history

Built under British design. Successful ships with good seaworthiness for their dimensions. Cassiopea and Climene in 1915-1917 were converted to fast minesweepers.

Modernizations

1915, Cassiopea, Climene: - 1 x 1 - 47/40, 1 x 1 - 450 TT; + mechanical minesweeping gear (temporarily till 1918)

1917 - 1920, all were armed with 2 x 1 - 76/40 A1916, 1 x 1 - 13.2/76, 4 x 1 - 450 TT

1919 - 1920, some boats: - 2 x 1 - 450 TT; + 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Naval service

Centauro 5.11.1921 ran aground on rocks at coast of Turkey.