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Fante class Destroyer

(ex US Fletcher class Destroyers / DD)

 

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Ships:

unit

Fletcher class DD

in service

builder

decommissioned

D 561 ITS Fante

ex USS Walker / DD 517

1943/69

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

1977

D 560 ITS Lanciere

ex USS Taylor / DD 468

1942/69

Bath Iron Works, Bath, Maine, USA

1971

D 555 ITS Geniere

ex USS Prichett / DD 561

1944/70

Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding, USA

1975

 

 

Specifications:

 

Length:

114,8 meters

 

Beam:

12,0 meters

 

Draft:

3,8 meters

 

Displacement:

2270 tons (standard) / 2920 tons (full load)

 

Speed:

36 knots (67 km/h) maximal

 

Range:

5500 Nm (10200 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)

 

Crew:

330 (250 in Italian service)

 

Aviation:

none

 

Propulsion:

4 x Babcock & Wilcox boilers
2 x geared steam turbines

60000 shp
2 shafts / 2 propellers

 

Armament:

4 x Mk-12 5”/38 caliber guns (127mm)

6 x 3”/50 caliber guns (76mm)

6 x 21” (533mm) torpedo tubes (2x3)

1 x depth charge rack and/or 1 x K-gun (depth charge projector)

2 x “Hedgehog” anti-submarine projectors

 

Systems:

Mk-37 gun fire control system with Mk-25 fire control radar

 

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