Colonial Vessel Eritrea (Italy)
- Published: 01 January 2011 01 January 2011
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
She was completed in 1937, and given to France in 1948 as war reparation. During the war she served in East Africa. When the colony was about to fall, she escaped to Japan, leaving Massaua on 18 February 1941, following the order of the Italian navy command to do so, which was given on 8 February 1941. There she stayed until 1943. When Italy entered into an armistice on 8 September 1943 she escaped again, this time to India, where she was interned. At the end of the war she returned to Italy.
CommandersCaptain of Frigate Marino Janucci
Career Timeline1935 laid down at Castellammare di Stabia
1940-1941 Eritrea, east Africa
1943-1945 India (interned)
1948 stricken from the navy list, to France
Technical DataDisplacement: 2,969 tons (3,119 tons fully loaded)
Dimensions: 87/96.6 m long (waterline/overall); 13.3 m wide; 4.7 m draught
Armament: 4x120/45; 2x 40/39; 4x13.2mm MG
Propulsion plant: 2x boilers; 2x diesel engines; 2x propellers; 9,100 HP
Speed: 20 knots
Endurance: 6,950 miles at 12 knots
Fuel capacity: 283 tons of fuel oil
Sources usedResearch by Andreas
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