Italian destroyer Strale

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Career  Regia Marina
Name: Strale
Launched: 26 March 1931
Fate: Ran aground, 21 March 1942
General characteristics
Type: Freccia-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,205 long tons (1,224 t) standard
2,116 long tons (2,150 t) full load
Length: 96.15 m (315 ft 5 in)
Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
Draught: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
Installed power: 44,000 shp (33,000 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, Parsons type geared steam turbines
3 boilers
Speed: 38 knots (70 km/h; 44 mph)
Range: 4,600 nmi (8,500 km; 5,300 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 185
Armament: 2 × 2 - 120 mm (4.7 in) guns
2 × 40 mm "pom-pom" AA guns
4 × 13.2 mm machine guns
6 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes
54 mines

Strale was a Freccia-class destroyer built for the Regia Marina (English: Royal Navy) in the early 1930s. The ship was built by Odero of Sestri Ponente and was launched on 26 March 1931. During the Second World War, Strale rammed and sunk the British submarine HMS Odin along with the destroyer Baleno on 14 June 1940. She was beached near Cape Bon on 21 March 1942 and later finished off by torpedoes from British submarine Turbulent.

References[edit]

  • Whitley, M.H. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8.