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Generale Achille Papa 1922

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Generale Antonio Cantore CE   Odero, Sestri Ponente 11.1919 23.4.1921 7.1921 sunk 22.8.1942
Generale Antonio Cascino CI   Odero, Sestri Ponente 3.1920 18.3.1922 5.1922 scuttled 9.9.1943
Generale Antonio Chinotto CH   Odero, Sestri Ponente 11.1919 7.8.1921 9.1921 sunk 28.3.1941
Generale Carlo Montanari MN   Odero, Sestri Ponente 6.1921 4.10.1922 11.1922 scuttled 9.9.1943
Generale Achille Papa PA   Odero, Sestri Ponente 12.1919 8.12.1921 2.1922 scuttled 9.9.1943
Generale Marcello Prestinari PR   Odero, Sestri Ponente 5.1921 4.7.1922 8.1922 sunk 31.1.1943


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

730

Displacement full, t870
Length, m

72.5 wl 73.5 oa

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

2.70 normal 3.00 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi steam turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

15500

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

oil 150

Endurance, nm(kts)2000(14)
Armament

3 x 1 - 102/45 Schneider-Armstrong 1917, 2 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 2 DCT

Complement

118



Standard scale images


<i>Generale Antonio Cantore </i>1940
Generale Antonio Cantore 1940
<i>Generale Marcello Prestinari </i>1942
Generale Marcello Prestinari 1942


Graphics


<i>Generale Achille Papa</i> 1922
Generale Achille Papa 1922


Project history

Last representatives of Indomito family. Almost exact repetition of La Masa class, but with moderated to three number of 102mm guns arranged at centre line.

In 1929 they were re-rated as torpedo boats.

Modernizations

1936, all: + mechanical minesweeping gear

1939, all: - 2 x 1 - 76/40; + 2 x 2 - 20 Breda 1935, (2 - 4) x 1 - 8.80

Naval service

Generale Antonio Chinotto 28.3.1941 was sunk on mine laid by British submarine Rorqual off Palermo. Generale Antonio Cantore 22.8.1942 was lost on a mine laid by British submarine Porpoise at coast of Cyrenaica. Generale Marcello Prestinari 31.1.1943 was lost on a mine laid by British minelayer Welshman in Sicilian channel. Generale Antonio Cascino 9.9.1943 was scuttled by crew at La Spezia. Generale Carlo Montanari 9.9.1943 was scuttled by crew at La Spezia, salvaged by Germans but never commissioned by them and 4.10.1944 sunk by Allied aircraft at La Spezia. Generale Achille Papa 9.9.1943 was scuttled by crew at Genoa, salvaged by Germans, originally called TA7, subsequently renamed SG20 but never commissioned by them.