Impetuoso-class destroyer

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Class overview
Name: Impetuoso class
Operators:  Marina Militare
Preceded by:
Succeeded by: Impavido class
In service: 1957
In commission: 1956–1983
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement:
  • 2,775 tons standard
  • 3,810 tons full load
Length: 127.6 m (419 ft)
Beam: 13.2 m (43 ft)
Draught: 4.5 m (15 ft)
Propulsion:
  • 2 shaft geared turbines
  • 4 Foster Wheeler boilers providing 65,000 hp
Speed: 34 kn (63 km/h; 39 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi) at 16 kn (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 315
Armament:

The Impetuoso class were the first post-World War II destroyers built for the Italian Navy. The hull design was based on the uncompleted Comandante-class destroyers but American equipment (guns, radar, machinery) was used. A scheme to install guided missiles during a modernisation programme was proposed but not carried out. The two ships were ordered in 1952, entered service in 1957 and were retired in the early 1980s.

Ships[edit]

Name Pennant
number
Builder Commissioned Fate
Impetuoso D 558 CNR Riva Trigoso 25 January 1958 Decommissioned 1983
Indomito D 559 Ansaldo, Livorno 23 February 1958 Decommissioned 1980