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Liuzzi Class, Italian Transport Submarines


Specifications:


Tonnage

1148 tons surfaced
1460 tons submerged

Dimensions

249'8" by 22'10" by 14'10"
76.1m by 6.98m by 4.55m

Maximum speed     

17.7 knots surfaced
8.5 knots submerged
Dive
to 300 feet
to 90 meters

Complement

58

Armament

2 machine guns
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (3500 hp) or electric (1400 hp)

Range

13,000 nautical miles (24,000 km) at 8 knots on surface
108 nautical miles (200 km) at 4 knots submerged
Bunkerage
135 tons diesel oil
Cargo
150 tons

The Liuzzis were converted to transport submarines in German yards for use in the Far East by removing most of the armament to make room for cargo and fuel. However, only Reginaldo Guiliani made it as far as the Indian Ocean.


Units in the Pacific:

SS Reginaldo Giuliani     
Arrived 1943-7-26 (Singapore)      
Taken over by Germany as UIT-23 1943-9-10. Sunk by Tallyho 1944-2-14 in Straits of Malacca

References

D'Adamo (2012; accessed 2012-3-29)

Navypedia.org (accessed 2012-3-29)

UboatAces.com (accessed 2012-3-29)



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