italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Lampo (LP) (+1943)
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nationality italian
purpose war
type destroyer
subtype/class Folgore class destroyer (it.)
Folgore class destroyer (it.) Folgore RM (+1942)
propulsion steam
date built 1932
weight (tons) 1220  disp (surf)
dimensions 96.16 x 9.3 x 3.11 m
material steel
engine 2 x geared steam turbines, 3 boilers, dual shaft
armament 4 x 4.7"/120mm guns (2x2), 8 x 1 20mm/65 A.A. guns, 2 x DCTs, 6 x 21"/533mm torpedo tubes (2x3), 54 mines 54 x Mines
power 44000  s.h.p.
speed 38  knots
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cause lost air raid
date lost 30/04/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  60rank: 582
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Officine E Cantieri Partenopei, Naples
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
complement 213
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entered 27/12/2009
last update Seminara Salvatore
last update 12/03/2014
[1] Lettens Jan26/01/2012
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Seminara Salvatore10/03/2014R M Lampo was disabled by British destroyers on 16 April 1941 during the Battle of the Tarigo Convoy, she ran aground with 141 of her 205 crew killed in action, but she was later salvaged and put back into service. She was sunk by bombers on 30 April 1943 off Cape Bon, while carrying ammunition to Tunisia, with the loss of 60 out of 213 crewmen. Source: link Damaged 6 miles (11 km) east of Ras Mustafa, Tunisia, by USAAF air attacks on 30 April 1943; cargo of ammunition on quarterdeck set on fire and ship abandoned at 17:35 - sank at 19:12, with loss of 60 men.

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Lettens Jan28/12/2009The Italian destroyer RM Lampo was damaged by British destroyers on 17 April 1941 during the Battle of the Tarigo Convoy, where it ran aground. She was sunk by bombs on 30 April 1943 at Cape Bon.

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