Mirabello-class destroyer

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Эсминец Мирабелло 1916.jpg
Class overview
Builders: Ansaldo, Genoa
Operators:  Regia Marina
Built: 1914–1917
In commission: 1917–1951
Planned: 3
Completed: 3
Lost: 2
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1,811 long tons (1,840 t) standard
2,339 long tons (2,377 t) full load
Length: 103.75 m (340 ft 5 in)
Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines
4 Yarrow type boilers
35,000 hp (26,100 kW)
Speed: 35 knots (40 mph; 65 km/h)
Range: 2,840 nmi (5,260 km) at 15 kn (17 mph; 28 km/h)
Complement: 158
Armament: • 8 × 102 mm (4.0 in) guns (8x1)
• 4 × 20 mm machine guns
• 4 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes (2×2)
• 100 mines

The Mirabello class were a group of 3 destroyers built for the Regia Marina during World War I.

The ships were designed as scout cruisers (esploratori), essentially enlarged versions of contemporary destroyers. All ships were built by Ansaldo in Genoa. Three ships were built but one was lost to a mine in the Black Sea in 1920, during the Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War. The remaining two ships, obsolescent by 1938, were re-rated as destroyers and fought in World War II. The Riboty was reconfigured as a convoy escort. The torpedo tubes were removed and depth charges and 20mm anti-aircraft guns added.

Ships[edit]

Ship Laid Down[1] Launched[1] Completed[1] Fate/Service
Carlo Mirabello 21 November 1914 21 December 1915 24 August 1916 Sunk 21 May 1941 by Mines near Cape Dukato, Albania
Carlo Alberto Racchia 10 December 1914 2 June 1916 21 December 1916 Sunk by Mine 21 June 1920 in the Black Sea
Augusto Riboty 27 February 1915 24 September 1916 5 May 1917 Allocated to USSR as war reparation, but scrapped in Italy 1951

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gardiner and Gray 1985, p. 265.
  • Fraccaroli, Aldo (1970). Italian Warships of World War 1. London: Ian Allen. ISBN 0-7110-0105-7. 
  • Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal (1985). Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-245-5. 
  • Whitley, M.J. (2000). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8.