Saturday, 17 June 2017

Italian destroyers Maestra;e, Scirooc. Greca;e and Libeccio launched according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine Rivista Marittima dated October 1934 reporting that the Italian destroyers Scirocco of 1.500 tons, Maestrale en Grecale both of 1.800 tons and the Libeccio of 1.450 tons were launched.(1)

1. All four were sister ships of the Maestrale class which was an enlarged Dardo-class design. In contrary to what the Dutch magazine claimed was the general displacement of this class 1.440 (standard)-2.255 (full load) tons.