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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2019 12:23 p.m. PST

"The Scirč was a small Italian coastal submarine that entered service in April 1938. Its name commemorates an Italian victory in Ethiopia in March 1936. Its crew had 36 men, including four officers.

197 feet long and 21 feet wide, Scirč was powered by two 1,400 Cv Fiat engines and two 400 hp Magneti Marelli electric motors, which gave it a maximum speed of 14 knots on the surface. It had a variable range of 3,180 nautical miles with a cruising speed of 10 to 14 knots. When submerged, its maximum range was 74 nautical miles at the speed of 4 knots.

Scirč‘s armament consisted of a 100/47 Mod 35 cannon which could fire 152 rounds per minute, two 13.2 mm Breda Mod 31 machine guns (1.500×2 r/m), and six 533 mm torpedo launchers, four at the bow and two at the stern…"
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21eRegt01 Jan 2019 9:48 p.m. PST

A very interesting article about a gallant ship and crew, if a story well-known. But a deck gun with a ROF of 2.5 shots per second? Something was lost in translation.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2019 11:19 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend!. (smile)


ptdockyard05 Jan 2019 7:49 a.m. PST

I am looking for a good English source on the Italian subs from BETASOM that operated out of Bordeaux. Anyone have any suggestions?

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