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D 563 - ITS San Marco

(ex Giulio Germanico)



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D-563 ITS San Marco destroyer ex Giulio Germanico Capitani Romani class cruiser Italian Navy

Type, Class:


built as Capitani Romani class light cruiser;

captured, almost completed, by the Germans; completed as Destroyer;



Navalmeccanica di Castellammare di Stabia, Italy



Laid down: April 3, 1939

Launched: July 26, 1941 (as Giulio Germanico)

captured by the Germans, scuttled in 1943

raised after WWII and completed as Destroyer; renamed San Marco (D 563)

Commissioned: January 19, 1956

Decommissioned: 1971







San Marco (Saint Mark, the Apostle)

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)


Length: 142,2 meters

Beam: 14,4 meters

Draft: 5,1 meters

Displacement: 5600 tons (full load)

Speed: 39 knots (72 km/h) maximal

Range: 4000 Nm (7400 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)

Crew: up to 360

Aviation/Hangar: none



4 x boilers

4 x Parsons steam turbines

110000 shp
2 shafts / 2 propellers



6 x 5/38 caliber (127mm) guns (3x2)
2 x 40/56mm AA guns

8 x 20/65mm guns (4x2)


1 x Menon anti-submarine mortar

1 x depth charge track (DCT)

1 x depth charge projector (DCP)



AN/SPS-6 air/surface search radar

SG-6B surface search radar

SQS-11 sonar

Mk-37 gun fire control system (GFCS)


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