Italian submarine Scirè (S 527)

Scirè (S 527) is a Todaro-class submarine of the Italian Navy. The submarine was laid down on 27 July 2000 at the Muggiano shipyard by Fincantieri. Scirè was launched on 18 December 2004[5] and commissioned on 19 February 2007.

Scirè underway, 1 December 2009
History
Italy
Name: Scirè
Builder: Fincantieri, Muggiano
Laid down: 27 July 2000
Launched: 18 December 2004
Commissioned: 19 February 2007
Status: in active service, as of 2014
General characteristics
Class and type: Type 212 submarine
Displacement:
  • 1,450 tonnes (1,430 long tons) surfaced
  • 1,830 tonnes (1,800 long tons) submerged
Length: 57.2 m (188 ft)
Beam: 7 m (23 ft)
Draught: 6 m (20 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed:
  • 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph) submerged
  • 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) surfaced[2]
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph) surfaced
Endurance: 3 weeks without snorkeling, 12 weeks overall
Test depth: Over 700 m (2,300 ft)[3]
Complement: 5 officers, 22 men
Armament: 6 × 533 mm (21.0 in) torpedo tubes[4]

Namesake

Scirè's earlier namesake, the submarine Scirè, was launched in 1938 and served during the Second World War. She participated in some of the operations of the Decima Flottiglia MAS, including the raid on Alexandria in 1941 using human torpedoes, before her loss in 1942.

Service

Scirè spent over five months deployed to the U.S. in 2009, participating in the CONUS 2009 exercise with the United States Navy.

References

  1. "MTU 16V 396 diesel engine". Archived from the original on 2006-12-06. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
  2. "Uboote Klasse 212A". Archived from the original on 2007-07-18. Retrieved 2008-07-11.
  3. "Deutsche Marine TV-Interview". marine.de (in German). Retrieved 2007-04-17.
  4. "Dette er ubåtsjefens våte drøm - nyheter". Dagbladet.no. 2010-11-18. Retrieved 2011-12-27.
  5. "Fincantieri launches the submarine "Scirè"". fincantieri.it. 18 December 2004. Retrieved 30 June 2012.
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