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X2 ex-Italian submarine (1, 1934 / 1940)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
X2, 1942 - P711 (ex-Galileo Galilei) P711   Tosi, Taranto, Italy 10.1931 19.3.1934 10.1934 // 6.1940 BU 1.1946


Technical data


Max speed, kts, kn

17 / 8

Displacement standard, t---
Displacement normal, t

970 / 1239

Length, m

70.5

Breadth, m

6.87

Draught, m

4.12

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Tosi diesels / 2 Marelli electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1100

Fuel, t

diesel oil 100

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 100/43 M1927, 2 x 1 - 13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern, 16)

Electronic equipmenthydrophone
Complement

55

Diving depth operational, m90


Standard scale images


<i>Galileo Galilei</i> 1940
Galileo Galilei 1940


Project history

A little increased version of Settembrini class with larger fuel stowage and strengthened armament (second gun was added, number of spare torpedoes was increased). Construction was partially double-hulled. Galileo Galilei was captured 19.6.1940 in Red Sea by British trawler Moonstone after crew of submarine has poisoned with the gases from ventilating system.

Modernizations

1942-1944: + type 286W or type 291W radar, presumably type 129 sonar

1/1946: 2 x 1 - 100/43 M1927, 2 x 1 -13.2/76, 8 - 533 TT, type 286W or type 291W radar, presumably type 129 sonar

Naval service

Used for training.