IT Artigliere (ii)
Destroyer of the Soldati (1st series) class
|Navy||The Italian Navy|
|Class||Soldati (1st series)|
|Built by||Cantieri Odero Terni Orlando (O.T.O.), (Livorno, Italy)|
|Laid down||21 Jan 1937|
|Launched||8 Aug 1937|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1938|
|Former name||Camicia Nera|
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Notable events involving Artigliere (ii) include:
23 Jan 1945
During 23/24 January HMS Newfoundland (Capt. R.W. Ravenhill, CBE, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria, the programme was as follows;
In the morning, HMS Newfoundland, conducted torpedo firing exercises during which the Italian destroyer Artigliere served as target. The were followed by HA firings at a towed sleeve target.
Around noon A/S exercises were carried out with the Greek submarine RHS Pipinos.
In the afternoon an RIX (rangefinding and inclination) exercise was carried out with HMCS Uganda (Capt. E.R. Mainguy, OBE, RCN). HMS Newfoundland also served as target for Artigliere which was conducting torpedo firing exercises.
During the night tracking exercises were carried out with HMCS Uganda.
In the morning of the 24th, aircraft repelling exercises were carried out.
Around noon, more A/S exercises with RHS Pipinos followed.
In the afternoon another RIX exercise was carried out with HMCS Uganda. (1)
- ADM 53/121905
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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