Italian destroyer Strale

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History
Kingdom of Italy
Name: Strale
Laid down: 20 February 1929
Launched: 26 March 1931
Completed: 6 March 1932
Fate: Ran aground, 21 March 1942
General characteristics
Type: Freccia-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,205 long tons (1,224 t) standard
  • 2,116 long tons (2,150 t) full load
Length: 96.15 m (315 ft 5 in)
Beam: 9.75 m (32 ft 0 in)
Draught: 3.15 m (10 ft 4 in)
Installed power: 44,000 shp (33,000 kW)
Propulsion:
Speed: 38 knots (70 km/h; 44 mph)
Range: 4,600 nmi (8,500 km; 5,300 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 185
Armament:

Strale was a Freccia-class destroyer built for the Regia Marina in the early 1930s. The ship was built by Odero of Sestri Ponente and was launched on 26 March 1931. During the Second World War, Strale rammed and sunk the British submarine HMS Odin along with the destroyer Baleno on 14 June 1940. She was beached near Cape Bon on 21 March 1942 and later was destroyed by torpedoes from the British submarine Turbulent on 21 June 1942.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fraccaroli, Aldo (1968). Italian Warships of World War II. London: Ian Allan. p. 53. 
  • Whitley, M.J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8. 
  • Fraccaroli, Aldo (1968). Italian Warships of World War II. London: Ian Allan.