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Camicia Nera

Ship ClassSoldati-class Destroyer
BuilderOTO Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Launched8 Aug 1937
Commissioned30 Jun 1938
Sunk1 Jan 1958
Displacement1,620 tons standard; 2,550 tons full
Length350 feet
Beam33 feet
Draft10 feet
MachineryThree Yarrow boilers, two Belluzzo or Parsons type turbines, two shafts
Power Output48,000 shaft horsepower
Speed38 knots
Range2,200nm at 20 knots
Armament2x2x120mm guns, 1x120mm starshell gun, 12x13.2mm machine guns, 6x600mm torpedo tubes


ww2dbaseDestroyer Camicia Nera was named after the fascist Blackshirts forces. After the fall of Benito Mussolini's fascist government, she was renamed Artigiliere. She was given to Russia after WW2 as war reparations.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Dec 2007


Destroyers Artigliere and Camicia Nera underway, circa 1939

Camicia Nera Operational Timeline

30 Jun 1938 Camicia Nera was commissioned into service.

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Destroyers Artigliere and Camicia Nera underway, circa 1939

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