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Velite

CountryItaly
Ship ClassSoldati-class Destroyer
Builder NameOTO Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Commissioned31 Aug 1943
Decommissioned1 Jun 1954
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 Velite was named after Roman light infantrymen. She was given to France after WW2 as war reparations; she operated under the new name Duperre. She was decommissioned from the French Navy in 1954.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

Velite Operational Timeline

31 Aug 1943 Velite was commissioned into service.
1 Jun 1954 Velite was decommissioned from service.




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