The Impetuoso-class were the first post war destroyers built for the Regia Marina. The hull design was based on the uncompleted Comandanti Medaglie d'Oro-class destroyers but British equipment (guns, radar, machinery) were used. A scheme to install guided missiles during a modernization program was proposed but not carried out. The two ships were ordered in 1952, entered service in 1957 and were retired in the early 1980s.

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  • Type: Destroyer
  • Service Period: 1958-1983
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 418 feet 8 inches (127.61 meters)
    • Beam: 43 feet 4 inches (13.21 meters)
    • Draught: 14 feet 10 inches (4.52 meters)
    • Displacement: 2,800 tons (Standard); 3,850 tons (Full Load)
  • Crew: 315
  • Propulsion: 4 x Foster Wheeler boilers, 2 x shaft geared turbines, 65,000 shp
  • Range: 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 kilometers) at 16 knots (29.63 km/h)
  • Speed: 30 knots (55.56 km/h)
  • Armament:
    • 4 x QF 4.5"/45-caliber Mk.N6 dual purpose naval guns (2x2)
    • 16 × Bofors 40mm anti-aircraft guns (2x4, 4x2)
    • 2 × 533mm double torpedo launchers

Unit Run[edit | edit source]

  • RM Impetuoso (D558)
  • RM Indomito (D559)
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