Saturday, 17 June 2017

Italian torpedo boat Spica launched according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad 1934 no. 7

An item referred to the magazine Rivista Marittima dated October 1934 reporting that at Naples, Italy the Italian torpedo boat Spila (1) the first of a range of 4-615 tons torpedo boats was launched. Dimensions 78x7,88 metres. The horsepower of 19.000 hp allowed a speed of 34 miles. The armament consisted of 3-10cm guns, 2-3,7cm machineguns, 4-1,32cm machineguns and 4-45cm torpedo tubes.

1. This must be the Spica of the Spica-class, hull letters SP, built by BSN, Naples, Italy, completed on 30 May 1935, sold to Sweden in 1940, renamed Romulus and decommissioned in 1958.