:: NEMBO (1901) ::

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The Nembo, launched in 1915, was an Italian destroyer leader of the homonym class. These were typical destroyers of the beginning of the 20th century, fitted with a very simple bridge and unshielded cannons. They saw action during the Italo-Turkish War and during the First World War, in which three were lost, including the Nembo, torpedoed by an Austro-Hungarian submarine in October 1916. In that time destroyers were often painted in black to increase stealth during night operations.

Class: Nembo (6 units - Aquilone, Borea, Espero, Nembo, Turbine, Zeffiro)

Type: Destroyer

Length: 64 meters

Beam: 5.94 meters

Draught: 2.3 meters

Displacement (normal): 330 tonnes

Propulsion (as built): 2 x shaft, 2 x vertical triple-expansion steam engine, 3 x boiler Thornycroft, 5200 horsepower

Speed: 30 knots (55.5 kilometers/hour)

Range: 1000 nautical miles (1852 kilometers) at 15 knots

Complement: 55

Armament (as built): 1 x 76-millimeter 40-caliber cannon, 5 x 57-millimeter 43-caliber cannon, 2 x 356-millimeter torpedo tube

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