Maestrale-class destroyer

Destroyer Scirocco at anchor
Class overview
Name: Maestrale class
Preceded by: Folgore class
Succeeded by: Oriani class
Built: 19311934
In commission: 19341954
Completed: 4
Lost: 3
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
  • 1,417 long tons (1,440 t) standard
  • 2,219 long tons (2,255 t) full load
Length: 106.7 m (350 ft 1 in)
Beam: 10.15 m (33 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.31 m (10 ft 10 in)
  • 2 shaft Parsons type geared turbines
  • 3 Yarrow type small-tube oil-fired boilers
  • 44,000 hp (32,800 kW)
Speed: 38 knots (44 mph; 70 km/h)
Range: 4,000 nmi (7,400 km) at 12 kn (14 mph; 22 km/h)
Complement: 191

The Maestrale class were a group of destroyers built for the Italian Navy and served in World War II. They were an enlarged version of the Dardo-class destroyers. They were 10 metres (33 ft) longer and introduced new pattern 120 mm guns. They formed the basis for subsequent Italian destroyer designs; the Oriani and Soldati classes.


Built by CT Riva Trigoso,
completed 2 September 1934.
Damaged by a mine on 9 January 1943, She was scuttled on 9 September 1943 during the Italian Armistice while being repaired in Genoa.
Built by CNR Ancona,
completed 15 November 1934.
She survived the war and served in the Marina Militare until 1954.
Built by CNR Ancona,
Laid down 29 Sep 1931
Launched 4 July 1934
completed 23 November 1934.
She was sunk on 9 November 1941 by the British submarine Upholder.
Built by CT Riva Trigoso,
Completed 21 October 1934.
Sunk in a storm following the Second Battle of Sirte on 23 March 1942, with only two survivors among the 236-strong crew.


  1. Campbell, John (1985). Naval Weapons of World War Two. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press. pp. 335–338. ISBN 0-87021-459-4.


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