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Squalo-class submarine
Class overview
Name: Squalo-class
Builders: CRDA
Operators: Flag of Italy (1861-1946) crowned.svg Regia Marina
Preceded by: Bandiera class
Succeeded by: Glauco class
Built: 1928–1931
In commission: 1930–1943
Completed: 4
Lost: 3
Retired: 1
General characteristics [1]
Type: Medium submarine
Displacement: 933 long tons (948 t) surfaced
1,142 long tons (1,160 t) submerged
Length: 69.80 m (229 ft 0 in)
Beam: 7.18 m (23 ft 7 in)
Draught: 5.2 m (17 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × diesel engines, 3,000 hp (2,237 kW)
2 × electric motors, 1,300 hp (969 kW)
2 shafts
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph) surfaced
8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) submerged
Range:
  • Surfaced:
  • 1,820 nmi (3,370 km; 2,090 mi) at 15.5 kn (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)
  • 5,650 nmi (10,460 km; 6,500 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
  • Submerged:
  • 7 nmi (13 km; 8.1 mi) at 8 kn (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
  • 100 nmi (190 km; 120 mi) at 3 kn (5.6 km/h; 3.5 mph)
Test depth: 100 metres (330 ft)
Complement: 52
(5 officers, 47 crew)
Armament: • 1 × 102 mm (4 in)/35 calibre deck gun
• 2 x 13.2 mm AA machine guns
• 8 × 533 mm (21 in) torpedo tubes (4 forward, 4 aft)
• 12 × torpedoes

The Squalo-class submarines were a group of four boats operated by the Italian Regia Marina from 1930. They were built at the Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (CRDA) shipyard at Monfalcone, and designed by Curio Bernardis.[2]

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