italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Generale Antonio Chinotto (TB) (+1941)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type torpedo boat
propulsion steam
date built 1921
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 635 
dimensions 73.5 x 7.3 x 2.4 m
engine four Thornycroft oil-fired boilers
armament 3 x 1: 4”/45 (102mm) Gun 2 x 3”/40 (76mm) A.A. Guns 2 x Depth Charge Throwers (DCTs) 4 x 17.7” (450mm) torpedo tubes U/I x Mines
power 15500  s.h.p.
speed 30  knots
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 28/03/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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builder
Odero Fu Aless. & Co., Sestri Ponente (Genoa)
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
captain
complement 105
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Lettens Jan20/10/2010HMS Rorqual patrol March 1941

On 25th March 1941, the British submarine HMS Rorqual laid a minefield west of Cape Gallo, Sicily.

On 26th March a convoy ran into it and the steamer Verde (1.432 grt) and the tanker Ticino (1.470 grt) were sunk.

On 28th March the torpedo boat Generale Antonio Chinotto also sinks in the minefield.

On 30th March Rorqual sinks the Italian tanker Laura Corrado (3.645 grt) with torpedoes and gunfire and on 31st March the Italian submarine Pier Capponi.

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