Friday, January 9, 2009

ww2 italian Submarine pictures

submarine deck gun

Submarine Menotti 01, originally uploaded by carchiba.

The Smeraldo was an world war two Italian Sirena Class coastal submarine of 590 tons displacement launched in 1933. The Smeraldo was powered by diesel engines providing a top speed of 14 knots surfaced and 8.5 knots submerged and could dive to a depth of 50 fathoms. She carried a complement of 41 and was armed with one 3.9 inch gun; two 13 mm anti-aircraft guns and six 21 inch torpedo tubes


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