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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

COASTAL FORCES

SICILIA motor torpedo boat (1918/1937)

Sicilia 1937

Names

Sicilia (ex-MAS223), 4/1939- LT18

Builders

Orlando, Leghorn, Italy: Sicilia

Completed

1918 // 3/1937: Sicilia

Losses

none

Transfers

none

Discarding

3/1941: LT18

  

Displacement normal, t

12

Displacement full, t

12.9

Length, m

16.4

Breadth, m

2.89

Draught, m

1.41

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Isotta Fraschini petrol engines

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

26

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts) 200(26)

Armament

(2 - 3) x 1 - 6.5/80, 2 - 450 TT, 4 DC

Complement

8

Ship project history: So-called "12-ton" boats projected by A. Bisio (SVAN). Typical Italian WWI-era MTBs, by the moment of transfer to Spaniards she was in depressing technical condition and practically had no battle value, was used basically as patrol launch.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

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