The Freccia-class destroyer was a class of destroyers built for the Regia Marina, the Italian Royal Navy, in the 1930s. It was basically an enlarged version of the earlier Turbine-class destroyers. Four modified ships were built and delivered in 1933 for Greece.
The Greek Navy ordered four destroyers from Italy in 1929 to a modified design as the Kondouriotis class. The chief difference with the Italian ships was the substitution of four single 120 mm guns (Ansaldo Model 1926) for the twin turrets used in the Italian Navy ships.
built by Odero, Sestri Ponente, launched 29 August 1931, commissioned November 1932
served in World War II, decommissioned and scrapped in 1946.
The two surviving ships, Spetsai and Kondouriotis, served in the Eastern Mediterranean as part of the Free Greek Navy until late 1943. They were then laid up at Port Said, Egypt for want of Italian spare parts, and because their crews were needed for new ships built in the UK for the Free Greek Navy.