Italian submarine Scirè (S527)

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Scirè underway, 1 December 2009
Scirè underway, 1 December 2009
Name: Scirè
Builder: Fincantieri, Muggiano
Laid down: 27 July 2000
Launched: 18 December 2004
Commissioned: 19 February 2007
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 212 submarine
  • 1,450 tonnes (1,430 long tons) surfaced
  • 1,830 tonnes (1,800 long tons) submerged
Length: 57.2 m (188 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Draught: 6 m (20 ft)
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced[2]
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
Endurance: 3 weeks without snorkeling, 12 weeks overall
Test depth: Over 700 m (2,300 ft)[3]
Complement: 5 officers, 22 men
Armament: 6 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes[4]

Scirè (S527) is a Type 212 submarine for Italy's Marina Militare. The submarine was laid down on 27 July 2000 at the Muggiano shipyard by Fincantieri. Scirè was launched on 18 December 2004[5] and commissioned on 19 February 2007. As of 31 January 2014, Scirè remains active with the Marina Militare.


Built in the Muggiano Shipyard was delivered to the Navy on 19 February 2007. His name was taken over from a previous submarine launched in 1938, famous during the Second World War for some successful missions with slow-moving torpedoes or SLC known as the Pig nicknames, culminating in the famous raid in the port of Alexandria, Egypt , Where the English fleet was practically halved. The X. MAS, in fact, with the SLC sunk British Valiant, and Queen Elizabeth, battle ships. The submarine Sciré,was sunked during a raid on Haifa Harbor on August 10, 1942. From 2 to 28 September 1984, was rescued from the Anteo crew 42 of the 49 crew members. On this occasion, several parts of the hull have also been recovered, removed in a previous attempt to recover it. These are parts of the door, various pieces of the two cylinders of slow-stroke torpedo. The parts of the wreckage are retained at the museum of the naval base of Augusta, the Arsenal of La Spezia and the Arsenal of Venice, while its periscope is preserved at the Victorian.

Operations of Italians Submarines Type 212[edit]

The Italian Navy's S526 Todaro was deployed, for over six months in 2008, to the United States for CONUS 2008 exercise with United States Navy.

The Italian Navy's S527 Scirè was deployed, for over five months in 2009, to the U.S. for CONUS 2009 exercise with United States Navy.

The Italian Navy's S526 Todaro, between September 1, 2012 and February 13, 2013, was deployed to the Aden Gulf, Arabic Sea, Oman Gulf and Indian Ocean.[6]


Scirè arrives on a port visit at New London, Connecticut United States, on 27 August 2009 [7]


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