Sauro-class submarine

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Sauro class.jpg
Class overview
Operators:  Marina Militare
Preceded by:
Succeeded by: Todaro class
In service: 1980
In commission: 1979
Completed: 8
Active: 4
Retired: 4
Preserved: 1
General characteristics
Type: Submarine
Displacement:
  • I and II Batches:[1]
  • 1,456 tons surfaced
  • 1,641 tons submerged
  • III Batch:[1]
  • 1,476 tons surfaced
  • 1,662 tons submerged
  • IV Batch:[1]
  • 1,653 tons surfaced
  • 1,862 tons submerged
Length:
  • I and II Batches:
  • 63.85 m
  • III Batch:
  • 64.36 m
  • IV Batch:
  • 66.00 m
Beam: 6.83 m
Draught:
  • I and II Batches:
  • 5.3 m
  • III Batch:
  • 5.6 m
  • IV Batch:
  • 6.3 m
Propulsion:
  • 3 x shaft diesel Grandi Motori Trieste GMT 210.16-NM (2,7 mW)
  • I, II and III Batches::
  • 1 electric engine Magneti Marelli (2.686 kW)
  • IV Batch::
  • 1 electric engine ABB
Speed:
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced
  • 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph) submerged
Range: 2,500 nmi (4,600 km; 2,900 mi) to 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Test depth: 300 m
Complement: 7 officers, 44 men
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • I and II Batches:
  • 1 x radar SMA SPS-704
  • 1 x sonar Elsag-USEA IPD70/S
  • Submarine Action Information System SMA/Datamat MM/SBN-716 SACTIS
  • periscopes Kollmorgen MOD.324
  • communication system by ELMER
  • III and IV Batches, after update 1999/2005:
  • 1 x radar SMA MM/BPS 704-V2
  • 1 x sonar STN Atlas Elektronik – ISUS 90-20
  • Combat System STN Atlas Elektronik – ISUS 90-20
  • periscopes Kollmorgen MOD.324
  • communication system IRSC, by Hagenuk Marinekommunikation
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • I and II Batches:
  • ESM systems Elettronica Spa, Thetis ELT/124-s and MM-BLD/1
  • III and IV Batches, after update 1999/2005:
  • ESM systems Elettronica Spa, BLD-727
Armament:
  • I and II Batches::
  • 6 x 533 mm torpedo tubes
  • 12 torpedoes Whitehead A-184 or 24 mines carried
  • III and IV Batches::
  • 6 x 533 mm torpedo tubes
  • 12 torpedoes Whitehead A-184 Mod.3 or 24 mines carried

The Nazario Sauro class are submarines operated by the Italian Navy. All boats were built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone.

Design[edit]

There are three sub groups built in four batches:

Sauro to Genoa Galata Museum








List of boats[edit]

 Marina Militare - Sauro class
Pennant
number
Name Batch Shipyard Hull
number
Laid
down
Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
S518 Nazario Sauro I Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4257 [3] 26 June 1974 09 October 1976 01 March 1980 30 April 2002
S519 Carlo Feccia di Cossato I Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4258 15 November 1975 16 November 1977 05 November 1979 01 April 2005
S520 Leonardo da Vinci II Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4339 01 July 1976 20 October 1979 06 November 1982 30 June 2010
S521 Guglielmo Marconi II Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4340 23 October 1979 20 September 1980 11 September 1982 01 October 2003
S522 Salvatore Pelosi III Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4405 23 July 1985 29 November 1986 14 July 1988 [4] in service
S523 Giuliano Prini III Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4406 30 July 1987 12 December 1987 17 May 1989 in service
S524 Primo Longobardo IV Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
5878 19 December 1991 20 June 1992 14 December 1993 in service
S525 Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia IV Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
5879 12 November 1992 26 June 1993 12 June 1995 [4] in service

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • (Italian) Sommergibili, Marina Militare official site.
  • Conway, All the World's Fighting ships 1947-1995