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
S 518 Nazario Sauro I Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4257 [3] 26 June 1974 9 October 1976 1 March 1980 30 April 2002
S 519 Carlo Feccia di Cossato I Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4258 15 November 1975 16 November 1977 5 November 1979 1 April 2005
S 520 Leonardo da Vinci II Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4339 1 July 1976 20 October 1979 6 November 1982 30 June 2010
S 521 Guglielmo Marconi II Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4340 23 October 1979 20 September 1980 11 September 1982 1 October 2003
S 522 Salvatore Pelosi III Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4405 23 July 1985 29 November 1986 14 July 1988 [4] in service
S 523 Giuliano Prini III Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
4406 30 July 1987 12 December 1987 17 May 1989 in service
S 524 Primo Longobardo IV Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
5878 19 December 1991 20 June 1992 14 December 1993 in service
S 525 Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia IV Fincantieri
Monfalcone
(Gorizia)
5879 12 November 1992 26 June 1993 12 June 1995 [4] in service

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

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