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 and 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.