NAVYPEDIA



HOME
FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE WORLD
UNITED KINGDOM
TORPEDO SHIPS
ARNO destroyer (1, 1915)


Photo



Arno 1915

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Arno (ex-Liz) D62, D06   Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente, Italy 1913 22/12/1914 6/1915 collision 23/3/1918


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

600

Displacement full, t

750

Length, m

70.1 pp

Breadth, m

6.71

Draught, m

2.14

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Parsons steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

4 x 1 - 76/45 171/2cwt QF Mk I, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement70


Standard scale images


<i>Arno </i>1915
Arno 1915


Graphics


<i>Arno </i>1915
Arno 1915


Ship project history


The Italian Ansaldo shipyard was building a destroyer for the Portuguese Navy, to be called Liz, and for reasons which remain obscure she was bought by the Admiralty in March 1915 while fitting out at Genoa. As HMS Arno she was the only foreign-built warship to be purchased for the RN, and she served on escort duties in the Mediterranean after completion in June 1915. She was generally similar to some of the 'River' class in appearance, with two tall

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Arno was sunk in collision with destroyer Hope off the Dardanelles 23/3/1918.