Adatepe-class destroyer

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Turkish destroyer Kocatepe.jpg
Turkish Navy destroyer TCG Kocatepe
Class overview
Name: Adatepe class
Builders: Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy
Operators:  Turkish Navy
Preceded by: Muavenet-i Milliye class
Succeeded by: Tinaztepe class
Built: 1930-31
In commission: 1931-54
Completed: 2
Scrapped: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement: 1270 tonnes standard, 1676 tonnes full load
Length: 100.2 m (329 ft)
Beam: 9.37 m (30.7 ft)
Draught: 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft type boilers, 40,000 hp (30,000 kW)
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h)
Range: 3,500 nmi (6,500 km; 4,000 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 149
Armament:
  • 4 - 120 mm (4.7 in) guns (4 × 1)
  • 3 - 40 mm (1.6 in) AA guns
  • 6 - 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (2 × 3)

The Adatepe class or Kocatepe class[1] were two destroyers built for the Turkish Navy by the Italian company, Ansaldo of Genoa in 1931.

These ships were the first part of the re-armament program for the Turkish Navy which began after the end of the after the end of the Greco-Turkish War and the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.

The Adatepe class were based on contemporary Italian Folgore class but had guns mounted in single mountings rather than twin turrets of the Italian ships. The hulls were lengthened to accommodate this change and the ships had two funnels rather than the single funnel used by the Italian ships.

TCG Adatepe

Ships[edit]

Name Builder Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
Kocatepe Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente 7 February 1931 18 October 1931 February 1954
Adatepe 19 March 1931 18 October 1931 February 1954

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Gardiner, Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships, 1922-1946, Naval Institute Press, 1980, p. 407.

References[edit]

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