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Nazario Sauro (SU)

Destroyer Warship

The Nazario Sauro headed a four-strong group of destroyers for the Regia Marina during the interwar period - ultimately seeing action in World War 2.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 12/31/2018
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Year: 1927
Ships-in-Class: 4
Named Ships: Cesare Battisti; Daniele Manin; Francesco Nulio; Nazario Sauro
Complement: 156
Length: 295.9 ft (90.19 m)
Width: 30.1 ft (9.17 m)
Height: 9.5 ft (2.90 m)
Displacement (Surface): 1,075 tons
Propulsion: 3 x Boiler units feeding 2 x Parsons geared-steam turbines developing 36,000 horsepower and driving 2 x Shafts.
Speed (Surface): 35 kts (40 mph)
Range: 2,607 nm (3,000 miles; 4,828 km)
Operators: Kingdom of Italy


4 x 4.7" (120mm) main guns in twin-gunned turrets.
2 x 40mm /39 caliber Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns in single mountings.
2 x 13.2 AA heavy machine guns in single mountings.
2 x 533mm (21") triple torpedo tubes

Also up to 52 naval mines.

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