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ALESSANDRO POERIO flotilla leaders (1915)


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Alessandro Poerio 1915

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Alessandro Poerio PO   Ansaldo, Genova 25.6.1913 4.8.1914 25.5.1915 to Nationalist Spain 6.1938 (Huesca)
Guglielmo Pepe PE   Ansaldo, Genova 2.7.1913 17.9.1914 20.8.1915 to Nationalist Spain 6.1938 (Teruel)
Cesare Rossarol     Ansaldo, Genova 30.6.1913 15.8.1914 6.8.1915 sunk 16.11.1918


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1028

Displacement full, t1216
Length, m

83.1 wl 85.0 oa

Breadth, m

8.00

Draught, m

2.80 normal 3.10 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Beluzzo steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

20000

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

oil 200

Endurance, nm(kts)2100(13)
Armament

6 x 1 - 102/35 S1914-1915, 2 x 2 - 450 TT, 42 mines

Complement

129



Standard scale images


<i>Guglielmo Pepe</i> 1916
Guglielmo Pepe 1916


Graphics


<i>Alessandro Poerio</i> 1915
Alessandro Poerio 1915


Project history


First Italian leaders, officially were rated as "light scouts". It was supposed, that they will be armed with 8 TTs, but during building torpedo armament was decreased in favour of artillery.

Modernizations


1916, Guglielmo Pepe: + 2 x 1 - 76/40 A1916

1917, Guglielmo Pepe: - 2 x 1 - 76/40

1917, all: + 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1917

1918, Alessandro Poerio: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 5 x 1 - 102/45 S1917

1918, Guglielmo Pepe, Cesare Rossarol: - 6 x 1 - 102/35; + 6 x 1 - 102/45 S1917

1927, Alessandro Poerio: - 1 x 1 - 40/39

Naval service


Cesare Rossarol was lost 16.11.1918 in Northern Adriatic on Austrian mine. Two survived ships were reclassified as destroyers in July 1921.