Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana

Centauro class Frigate

 

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Ships:

unit

in service

builder

status

D 570 / F 551 ITS Canopo

1958

Cantieri Navali Taranto, Italy

decommissioned 1982

D 573 / F 553 ITS Castore

1957

Cantieri Navali Ansaldo di Livorno, Italy

decommissioned 1983

D 571 / F 554 ITS Centauro

1957

Cantieri Navali Taranto, Italy

decommissioned 1985

D 572 / F 555 ITS Cigno

1957

Cantieri Navali Taranto, Italy

decommissioned 1983

 

 

Specifications:

 

Length:

103,1 meters

 

Beam:

12 meters

 

Draft:

3,8 meters

 

Displacement:

2180 tons (full load)

 

Speed:

26 knots (48 km/h) maximal

 

Range:

3020 NM (5600 km) at 12 knots (22 km/h)

 

Crew:

235

 

Aviation:

none

 

Propulsion:

2 x Foster-Wheeler boilers / 2 x Tosi steam-turbines
22000 hp
2 shafts / 2 propellers

 

Armament:

as built:

2 x Oto-Melara 76mm/L62-caliber twin guns

2 x Bofors 40mm/L70 twin AA guns

2 x 21 (533mm) triple torpedo tubes

1 x ASW mortar

4 x depth charge projectors

1 x depth charge rack

 

after modification:

3 x Oto-Melara 76mm/L62-caliber Allargato single guns

1 x ASW mortar

4 x depth charge projectors

1 x depth charge rack

 

Systems:

AN/SPS-6C radar

AN/SQS-11A sonar

 

NOTES:

originally planned as Destroyer Escorts (DE) with DE pennant numbers. Reclassified to Frigate in 1957

 

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