Italian submarine Scirè (S527)

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For other ships of the same name, see Italian submarine Scirè.
Scirè underway, 1 December 2009
Scirè underway, 1 December 2009
Career (Italy)
Name: Scirè
Builder: Fincantieri, Muggiano
Laid down: 27 July 2000
Launched: 18 December 2004
Commissioned: 19 February 2007
Status: in active service, as of 2009
General characteristics
Class & type: Type 212 submarine
Displacement: 1,450 tonnes (1,430 long tons) surfaced
1,830 tonnes (1,800 long tons) submerged
Length: 57.2 m (188 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Draught: 6 m (20 ft)
Propulsion: 1 × MTU 16V 396 diesel engine[1]
1 × Siemens Permasyn 1,700 kW (2,280 hp) electric motor
7-bladed skewback propeller
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged
12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced[2]
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
Endurance: 3 weeks without snorkeling, 12 weeks overall
Test depth: Over 700 m (2,300 ft)[3]
Complement: 5 officers, 22 men
Armament: 6 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes[4]

Scirè (S527) is a Type 212 submarine for Italy's Marina Militare. The submarine was laid down on 27 July 2000 at the Muggiano shipyard by Fincantieri. Scirè was launched on 18 December 2004[5] and commissioned on 19 February 2007. As of 27 August 2009, Scirè remains active with the Marina Militare.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MTU 16V 396 diesel engine". Retrieved 2006-10-08. 
  2. ^ "Uboote Klasse 212A". Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Deutsche Marine TV-Interview". marine.de (in German). Retrieved 2007-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Dette er ubåtsjefens våte drøm - nyheter". Dagbladet.no. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27. 
  5. ^ "Fincantieri launches the submarine "Scirè"". fincantieri.it. 18 December 2004. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 
This article incorporates information from the revision as of September 2, 2009 of the equivalent article on the Italian Wikipedia.