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"Comandanti Medaglie d`Oro" destroyers (COMANDANTE TOSCANO)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Comandante Baroni BA   OTO, Livorno 2.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Borsini BO   OTO, Livorno 4.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Botti     CRDA, Trieste 8.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Casana CN   CNR, Ancona 2.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante De Cristofaro DC   CT, Riva Trigoso 2.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Dell`Anno DL   CNR, Ancona 2.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Fontana FA   OTO, Livorno summer 1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Giobbe     CT, Riva Trigoso 10/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8.9.1943
Comandante Giorgis     CT, Riva Trigoso 9/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8.9.1943
Comandante Margottini MA   OTO, Livorno 3.1943 early 1944 --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Moccagatta     OTO, Livorno 11/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8.9.1943
Comandante Rodocanacchi     OTO, Livorno 12/1943 --- --- captured by Germans before laying 8.9.1943
Comandante Ruta RU   CRDA, Trieste 8.1943 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943
Comandante Toscano TO   CT, Riva Trigoso 12.1942 --- --- captured by Germans on the stocks 8.9.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t2067
Displacement full, t2900
Length, m

120.7

Breadth, m

12.3

Draught, m

3.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets geared steam turbines, 3 boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil

Armament

4 x 1 - 135/45 OTO / Ansaldo 1938, 12 x 1 - 37/54 Breda 1939, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 4 DCT

Electronic equipmentEC.3/ter radar, S-Gerät sonar
Complement

272



Standard scale images


<i>Comandante Toscano</i>
Comandante Toscano


Project history

Unique Italian destroyers, at which designing experience of an initial stage of war has been considered. Design works have started late 1940, and to the mid-1942 new destroyer was transformed from hardly modified "Soldati" type to 2000t ship with 135mm main guns. On one of design stages 135mm guns took places both in single and twin mounts, but in an ultimate variant the preference has been returned to four single mounts. For speed keeping at comprehensible level machinery power have raised to 60000hp. The general arrangement scheme repeated accepted on earlier ships. One destroyer should make an exception, which was supposed to be constructed with machinery arrangement en echelon instead of the linear.

In total 20 ships were appointed to building, but really only 9 were laid down. All laid down ships have been captured by German troops in September, 1943 on slipways. Germans did not undertake serious attempts to complete these ships, but it is known, that one destroyer (Comandante Margottini) was launched during German occupations, probably, only to clear a slipway.

Comandante Corsi, Comandante Esposito, Comandante Fiorelli, Comandante Gianattasio, Comandante Milano, Comandante Novaro (CRDA, Trieste) were ordered but never laid down.