italian Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946) RM Cigno (+1943)
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general
nationality italian
purpose war
type torpedo boat
subtype/class Spica class torpedo boat (it.)
Spica class torpedo boat (it.) Alcione RM (AC) (+1941)
propulsion steam turbine
date built 1937
status
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details
weight (tons) 679  grt
dimensions 81.4 x 7.9 x 2.3 m
material steel
engine 2 steam turbines
armament 3 × 100 mm (3.9 in) guns, 10 × 20 mm (0.79 in) anti-aircraft guns, 2 × 13.2 mm (0.52 in) anti-aircraft machine guns, 4 × 450 mm (18 in) torpedo tubes, up to 20 mines
power 19000  s.h.p.
speed 34  knots
about the loss
cause lost naval battle
date lost 16/04/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Cantieri Navale Riuniti - CNR Ancona, Ancona
owner
Italian Royal Navy - Regia Marina (1861-1946)
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complement 99
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entered 12/03/2010
last update Lettens Jan
last update 04/08/2011
 
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Lettens Jan04/08/2011The Italian torpedo boat Cigno was part of the screen of destroyers and torpedo boats escorting a four-freighter convoy to Tripoli on 26 May 1941, when two Blenheim bombers were shot down. Cigno rescued hundreds of Italian survivors after the Battle of Cape Bon, where she dodged four torpedoes launched by the Dutch destroyer HNLMS Isaac Sweers.

Cigno was sunk in a battle 16 April 1943 southeast of Marettimo island, by British destroyers HMS Paladin and HMS Pakenham, while escorting a transport ship to Tunis. The Pakenham was also sunk in the same engagement.

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