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Bombardiere

CountryItaly
Ship ClassSoldati-class Destroyer
Builder NameCNR Ancona, Marche, Italy
Commissioned15 Jul 1942
Sunk17 Jan 1943
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 SHP
Speed38 knots
Range2,200nm at 20 knots
Crew206
Armament2x2x120mm guns, 1x120mm gun, 12x20mm guns, 6x533mm torpedo tubes

Contributor:

ww2dbaseDestroyer Bombardiere was named after artillerymen. She was sunk by British submarine HMS United.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

Bombardiere Operational Timeline

15 Jul 1942 Bombardiere was commissioned into service.




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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
19 Dec 2007 02:16:09 AM

Surely Bombardier is an Artilleryman (eg a man in Medieval times who served a Bombard-An early form of Cannon). Today a Bombardier is a rank in the British Royal Regiment of Artillery equivalent to a Corporal.

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