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Italian Destroyers. History of Italian destroyers from early 1900 until the end of World War II.

Name of Ship Launch Date Fate
Fulmine 4th December 1898 Scrapped c.1921.
Lampo Class
Lampo 7th October 1899 Scrapped c. 1920.
Freccia 23rd November 1899 Beached on 12th October 1911.
Dardo 7th February 1900 Scrapped c. 1920.

Destroyer Dardo.

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Strale 19th May 1900 Scrapped c. 1924.
Euro 27th August 1900 Re-designated as a torpedo boat in 1921. Used as a target and renamed Strale. Scrapped c. 1924.
Ostro 9th February 1901 Scrapped c. 1920.
Nembo Class
Nembo 18th May 1901 Sunk on 17th October 1916 by U16 which sank at the same time.
Turbine 21st November 1901 Sunk on 24th May 1915 by Helgoland, Csepel, Tatra & Lika.
Aquilone 16th October 1902 Scrapped in 1923.
Borea 12th December 1902 Sunk on 15th May 1917 by Csepel & Balaton.
Zeffiro 14th May 1904 Scrapped c. 1924.
Espero 9th July 1904 Scrapped c. 1923.

Soldati Artigliere Class

Artigliere 18th January 1907 Scrapped after 1923.
Bersagliere 2nd October 1906 Scrapped after 1923.

Bersagliere

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Corazziere 11th December 1909 Scrapped after 1928.
Garibaldino 12th February 1910 Sunk on 16th July 1918 after being rammed by HMS Cygnet.
Granatiere 27th October 1906 Scrapped after 1927.
Lanciere 28th February 1907 Scrapped after 1923.

Soldati Alpino Class

Alpino 27th November 1909 Scrapped after 1928.
Fuciliere 21st August 1909 Scrapped after 1932.
Pontiere 3rd January 1910 Scrapped after 1929.
Ascaro 6th December 1912 Initially built for China but acquired by Italian government in 1912. Scrapped after 1930.

Indomito Class

All of the Indomito Class Destroyers at Taranto - Impavido, Impetuoso, Indomito, Intrepido, Insidioso and Irrequieto.

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Indomito 10th May 1912 Scrapped after 1937.

Italian destroyer Indomito of the Indomito class pictured in Venice . She was launched in 1912 and scrapped sometime after 1937.

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Impavido 22nd March 1913 Scrapped after 1937.
Impetuoso 23rd July 1913 Sunk on 10th July 1916 by torpedoes from U17.
Insidioso 30th September 1913 Scuttled on 10th September 1943 she was raised and repaired by the Germans and renamed Wildfang until sunk on 5th November 1944 by US aircraft  torpedo.
Intrepido 7th August 1912 Sunk by mine  on 4th December 1915.
Irrequieto 12th December 1912 Scrapped after 1937.
Ardito Class
Ardito 20th October 1912 Scrapped after 1931.
Ardente 15th December 1912 Scrapped after 1937.
Audace Class
Audace 4th May 1913 Sunk on 30th August 1916 after colliding with SS Brasile.
Animoso 13th July 1913 Scrapped after 1923.

Destroyer at Taranto - either Ardito, Ardente, Audace or Animoso.

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Pilo Class
Rosolino Pilo 24th March 1915 Scrapped after 1954.
Giuseppe Cesare Abba 25th May 1915 Scrapped after 1958.
Pilade Bronzetti 26th October 1915 Renamed Giuseppe Dezza on 16th January 1921. Scuttled on 16th September but raised and repaired by the Germans. Mined on 17th August 1944 but refloated. Sunk on 3rd May 1915.
Giuseppe Missori 20th December 1915 Captured by the Germans on 10th September 1943. Scuttled on 3rd May 1915. Scrapped in 1949.
Antonio Mosto 20th May 1915 Scrapped after 1958.
Ippolito Nievo 24th July 1915 Scrapped after 1938.

Abba Class torpedo boat Ippolito Nievo pictured c.1920 in Trieste.

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Francesco Nullo 24th July 1915 Sunk by mine on 23rd December 1940.
Simone Schiaffino 11th September 1915 Sunk by mine on 24th April 1941.
Audace 27th September 1916 Captured by the Germans on 12th September 1943. Sunk on 1st November 1944 by HMS Avon Vale and Wheatland.
Sirtori Class
Giuseppe Sirtori (SR) 24th November 1916 Scuttled on 25th September 1943.
Giovanni Acerbi (AC) 14th February 1917 Sunk on 4th April 1941.
Vincenzo Giordano Orsini (OR) 23rd April 1917 Scuttled on 8th April 1941 after taking heavy bomb damage.
Francesco Stucco (ST) 5th June 1917 Sunk on 24th September 1943.
La Masa Class
Giuseppe La Masa (LM) 6th September 1917 Scuttled on 11th September 1943.
Angelo Bassini 28th March 1918 Bombed & sunk on 28th May 1943.
Agostino Bertani (later Enrico Cosenz) 6th June 1919 Renamed Enrico Cosenz on 16th January 1921. Damaged in collision with SS Ulisse on 25th September 1943 and then bombed she was scuttled 2 days later.
Benedetto Cairoli 28th December 1917 Sunk on 10th April 1918 after running into Giacinto Carini.
Giacinto Carini 7th November 117 Scrapped after December 1958.
Nicola Fabrizi 8th July 1918 Scrapped after February 1957.
Giuseppe La Farina 12th March 1919 Sunk on 4th May 1941.
Giacomo Medici (MD) 6th September 1918 Sunk on 16th April 1943 by aircraft. Raised & scrapped in 1952.
Palestro Class
Palestro (PT) 23rd March 1919 Sunk on 22nd September 1940 by the sub HMS Osirus..
Confienza (CF) 18th December 1920 Sunk on 20th November 1940 after colliding with Capitano A Cecchi.
San Martino (SM) 8th September 1920 Taken by the Germans on 9th Setpember 1943, became TA18 then TA17. Damaged by bombers on 18th September 1944 and sunk on 12th October 1944 after another air raid at Piraeus.
Solferino (SL) 28th April 1920 Taken by the Germans on 9th September 1943, became TA18. Sunk on 19th October 1944 by destroyers HMS Termagant and HMS Tuscan.
Generale Class
Generale Antonio Cantore (CE) 23rd April 1921 Mined and sunk on 22nd August 1942.
Generale Antonino Cascino (CI) 18th March 1922 Scuttled on 9th September 1943.
Generale Antonio Chinotto (CH) 7th August 1921 Mined and sunk on 28th March 1941.
Generale Carlo Montanari (MN) 4th October 1922 Scuttled on 9th September 1943 but raised by the Germans, however she was scuttled again on 4th October 1944.
Generale Achille Papa (PP then PA) 8th December 1921 Scuttled by the crew but captured and used by the Germans as SG20. Mined on 1st November 1943, sunk on 6th January 1944. Raised and towed to Oneglia harbour and sunk on 25th April 1945.
Generale Marcello Prestinari (PR) 4th July 1922 Mined on 31st January 1943.
Curtatone Class
Calatafimi (CM) 17th March 1923 Taken by the Germans on 10th September 1943 and renamed Achilles. She was renamed TA15 then TA19 and was sunk on 9th August 1944 by Greek sub Pipinos.
Castelfidaro (CD) 4th June 1922 Taken by the Germans on 9th September 1943 and renamed TA16. Sunk on 2nd June 1944 by British aircraft.
Curtatone (CT) 17th March 1922 Mined on 20th May 1941.
Monzambano (MB) 6th August 1923 Scrapped c. 1951.
Sella Class
Francesco Crispi 12th September 1925 Captured by the Germans in September 1943 and renamed TA15. Sunk by bombs on 8th March 1944. Refloated but scuttled on 12th October 1944.
Quintino Sella 25th April 1925 Sunk on 11th September 1943 by German boats S54 and S61.
Bettino Ricasoli 29th January 1926 Sold to Sweden in March 1940 and renamed Puke.
Giovanni Nicotera 24th June 1926 Sold to Sweden in March 1940 and renamed Psilander.
Sauro Class
Cesare Battisti 11th December 1926 Scuttled on 3rd April 1941.
Daniele Manin 15th June 1925 Sunk on 3rd April 1941 by British bombers.
Francesco Nullo 14th November 1925 Sunk on 21st October 1940 by HMS Kimberley.
Nazario Sauro 12th May 1926 Sunk on 3rd April 1941 by British bombers.
Turbine Class
Aquilone 3rd August 1927 Mined on 17th September 1940.
Borea 28th January 1927 Sunk on 17th September 1940 by the British.
Espero 31st August 1927 Sunk on 28th June 1940.
Euro 7th July 1927 Sunk on 1st October 1943 by the Germans.
Nembo 27th January 1927 Sunk on 20th July 1940 by British torpedo aircraft.
Ostro 2nd January 1928 Sunk on 20th July 1940 by British torpedo aircraft.
Turbine 21st April 1927 Captured by the Germans in September 1943 and renamed TA14, she was sunk on 15th September 1944 by American aircraft.
Zeffiro 27th May 1927 Sunk on 5th July 1940 by British torpedo aircraft.
Navigatori Class
Alvise Da Mosto 1st July 1929 Sunk on 1st December 1941 by HMS Aurora, HMS Penelope & HMS Lively.
Antonio Da Noli 21st May 1929 Sunk by mine on 9th September 1943.
Nicoloso Da Recco 5th January 1930 Scrapped c. 1942.
Giovanni Di Varazzano 15th December 1928 Sunk on 19th October 1942 by the sub HMS Unbending.
Lanzerotto Malocello 14th March 1929 Sunk by mine on 24th March 1943.
Leone Pancaldo 5th February 1929 Sunk on 30th April 1943.
Emanuele Pessagno 12th August 1929 Sunk on 29th May 1942 by the sub HMS Turbulent.
Antonio Pigafetta 10th November 1929 Scuttled  but raised and repaired by the Germans and renamed TA44 on 14th October 1944. She was sunk on 17th February 1945.

Antonio Pigafetta

Luca Tarigo 9th December 1928 Sunk on 16th April 1941 by HMS Jervis, HMS Nubian, HMS Mohawk and HMS Janus although she sank HMS Mohawk before sinking.
Antoniotto Usodimare 12th May 1929 Sunk by mistake on 8th June 1942 by the Italian sub Alagi.
Ugolini Vivaldi 9th January 1929 Sunk on 10th September 1943 by German aircraft.
Nicolo Zeno 12th August 1928 Scuttled on 9th September 1943.

Possibly Navigatori Class Destroyers at Livorno, Tuscany c.1928

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Freccia Class
Dardo 6th September 1930 Taken by the Germans and renamed TA31 but was scuttled on 24th April 1945.
Freccia 3rd August 1930 Sunk on 8th August 1943.
Saetta 17th January 1932 Sunk by mine on 3rd February 1943.
Strale 26th March 1931 Grounded herself on 21st June 1942.
Folgore Class
Baleno 22nd March 1931 Foundered and sank on 17th april 1941.
Folgore 26th April 1931 Sunk on 2nd December 1942.
Fulmine 2nd August 1931 Sunk on 9th November 1941.
Lampo 26th July 1931 Lost on 16th April 1941 but was raised and repaired by May 1942. Sunk on 30th April 1943.
Maestrale Class
Grecale 17th June 1934 Became anti submarine escort in 1952/3 before being converted as a command ship in 1959/60. Scrapped c.1964.
Libeccio 4th July 1934 Sunk on 9th November 1941 by the sub HMS Upholder.
Maestrale 5th April 1934 Scuttled on 9th September 1943 but raised by the Germans who never completed repairs before scuttling her in April 1945.
Scirocco 22nd April 1934 Foundered  in a storm and sank on 23rd March 1942.
Oriani Class
Vittorio Alfieri 20th December 1936 Sunk on 28th March 1941 at the battle of Matapan.
Giosue Carducci 28th October 1936 Sunk on 28th March 1941 at the battle of Matapan.
Vincenzo Gioberti 19th September 1936 Sunk on 9th August 1943 by the sub HMS Simoom.
Alfredo Oriani 30th July 1936 Given to France after WW2 and renamed D'Estaing. Scrapped c.1954.
Soldati Class
Alpino 18th September 1938 Sunk on 19th April 1943.
Artigliere 12th December 1937 Sunk on 12th October 1940 by HMS Ajax and HMS York.

11th Oct 1940, Artigliere, damaged by H.M.S. Ajax, sunk by H.M.S. York. Picture sent in by Barry Neil
Ascari 31st July 1938 Sunk by mines on 24th March 1943.
Aviere 19th September 1937 Sunk on 17th December 1942 by the sub HMS Splendid.
Bersagliere 3rd July 1938 Sunk on 7th January 1943.
Camicia Nera 8th August 1937 Renamed Artigliere in 1943. Given to USSR on 21st February 1949 renamed Z12.
Carabiniere 23rd July 1938 Scrapped c.1965.
Corazziere 22nd May 1938 Scuttled on 9th September 1943, she was raised by the Germans but sunk on 4th September 1944.
Fuciliere 31st July 1938 Given to USSR 17th January 1950, renamed Z20.
Geniere 27th February 1938 Sunk on 1st March 1943.
Granatiere 24th April 1938 Scrapped c.1958.
Lanciere 18th December 1938 Foundered on 23rd March 1942 in a storm.
Bombardiere 23rd March 1942 Sunk on 17th January 1943.
Corsaro 16th November 1941 Sunk by mines on 9th January 1943 by the sub HMS United.
Legionario 16th April 1941 Given to France on 15th August 1948 and renamed Duchaffault, scrapped c.1954.
Mitragliere 28th September 1941 Given to France on 15th August 1948 and renamed Jurien La Graviere, scrapped c.1956.
Squadrista 12th September 1942 Renamed Corsaro in July 1943 and taken by the Germans who renamed her TA33. Sunk on 4th September 1944.
Velite 31st August 1941 Given to France on 24th July 1948 and renamed Duperre, scrapped c.1961.

Acquired Destroyers

Ardimentoso (AM) Obtained on 23rd May 1920 Originally the German destroyer S63, she was given to Italy after WW1 and was renamed Ardimentoso.
Tatra Class (Ex-Austrian)
Fasana Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Tatra she was never used by Italy and was scrapped c. 1923.
Muggia(MG) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Csepel. She grounded herself and was sunk on 25th March 1929.
Pola (PA) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Orjen. Renamed Zenzon on 9th April 1931. Scrapped after May 1937.
Zenson (ZS) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Balaton she was never used by Italy and was scrapped c. 1923.
Cortellazzo (CZ) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Lika. Scrapped after 1939.
Grado (GD) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Triglav. Scrapped after September 1937.
Monfalcone (MF) Obtained 26th September 1920 Originally the Austrian destroyer Uzsok. Scrapped after 1939.
Premuda Obtained 17th April 1941. Originally the Yugoslavian Dubrovnik. Captured by the Germans in September 1943.
Sebenico Obtained 17th April 1941. Originally the Yugoslavian Beograd. Captured by the Germans in September 1943.
Lubiana Obtained 17th April 1941. Originally the Yugoslavian Ljublijana. Lost on 1st April 1943.
FR21 Unknown Renamed from the French Lion to FR21 in January 1943 she was scuttled in September 1943.
FR32 Unknown Renamed from the French Siroco to FR32 in January 1943 she was taken by the Germans in September 1943.
EX US Navy Destroyers
Artigliere D553 (Ex Woodworth) Obtained 11th June 1951 Scrapped 1971
Aviere D554 (exUSS Nicholson) Obtained 11th June 1951 sunk as a target in 1975
IMPETUOSO Class destroyers
Impetuoso D558 16th September 1956 Scrapped 1983
Indomito  D559 9th August 1955 Scrapped 3rd November 1980
IMPAVIDO Class destroyers
Impavido  D570 25th June 1962 Scrapped 30th June 1992
Intrepido  D571 21st October 1962 Scrapped 31st august 1991
AUDACE Class destroyers
Audace  D551 16th November 1972  
Ardito  D550 5th December 1972
LUIGI DURAND DE LA PENNE Class destroyers
Luigi Durando de la Penne D560 29th October 1989  still in service

D560 Luigi Durando De La Penne.

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Francesco Mimbelli D561 13th April 1991  still in service

D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta, September 2002.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta, September 2002.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta, February 2000.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta, February 2000.

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D561 Francesco Mimbelli at Malta.

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 In 1992 Matthew graduated in Geography from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Rowing Club.  He took part in the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race in 1990 and 1991, when Oxford beat Cambridge by substantial distances.  Also in 1992, at the age of only 21, Matthew had his first taste of Olympic success, when in a coxless pair with partner Sir Steve Redgrave, he won the gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics.  Prior to that Olympic win he and Redgrave had enjoyed an unbeaten international season, and it was already obvious that Matthew was developing to become one of the world's greatest oarsmen.  At the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 the Pinsent / Redgrave duo won another gold medal and throughout the nineties their outstanding combination also brought them seven world championship golds.  Their unbroken run of success continued through to the millennium Olympic games in Sydney when Pinsent, again with Redgrave (now in a coxless four with James Cracknell and Tim Foster) again triumphed earning Pinsent his third Olympic gold medal.  The race in which he did it was voted Britain's greatest sporting moment and the crew secured themselves a very special place in the heart of the nation.  After Sydney, Matthew formed a seemingly invincible coxless pair partnership with James Cracknell MBE.  Undefeated throughout 2001, they went on to complete a unique feat in the history of rowing, by winning the coxless pair at the world championships in Lucerne, a mere two hours after winning the coxed pairs.  In the 2002 world championships in Seville they defended their coxless pairs title, beating an experienced Australian crew who had beaten them in Lucerne earlier in the year and breaking the world record by 4 seconds in the process.  On Saturday 21st August 2004 at the Athens Olympic games, Matthew Pinsent CBE entered Olympic history.  In one of the classic sporting moments of all time, he led the Great Britain coxless four to victory over the Canadian world champions by only eight hundredths of a second.  Matthew was awarded the MBE in the 1993 New Year's Honours List and the CBE in the New Year's Honours List 2003.  In the 2005 New Year's Honours List he was awarded a knighthood.

Sir Matthew Pinsent CBE by James Owen.
Half Price! - £70.00
Whilst flat-racing enthusiasts may argue which horse was the best Derby Winner, artist Peter Deighan was deciding for himself, he made a short list of six.  His canvas entitled Derby Winners depicts these six. They include the great Shergar, who ran the fastest Derby in history and won by a record ten lengths.  Also included are Golden Fleece, Reference Point, Teenoso, The Minstrel and the fantastic Nashwan.  Any of these could be classified as the greatest.

Derby Winners by Peter Deighan.
Half Price! - £120.00
 TWR Jaguar XJR 9LM - Winner of the 1988 Le Mans.  The car in this image is shown at maximum speed on the Mulsanne Straight (240mph)  Drivers: Jan Lammers, Johnny Dumfries and Andy Wallace.  This was the first win for Jaguar since 1957.  Previous victories at Le Mans were in 1951 and 1953 with C types and in 1955, 1956 and 1957 with D types.  Jaguar also won Le Mans in 1990 with the XJR 12LM.
Top Cat by Graham Bosworth.
Half Price! - £24.00
B41. Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.

Nigel Mansell, McLaren MP4/10/B by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £40.00

 Damon Hill, World Champion

King of the Track by Stuart Coffield
Half Price! - £20.00
Matt Le Tissier is quite simply a legend of Southampton Football Club. Since making his debut in 1986, Matt played 462 games for the Saints scoring 209 goals (including 49 penalties out of 50!)

Matt le Tissier by Gary Brandham. (Y)
Half Price! - £60.00
The legendary Welsh rugby union captain Gareth Edwards is brought to life in the triple portrait. Gareth Edwards is revered in Wales and considered one of the finest players ever. in part of the montage he is shown going over for a try against England.
Gareth Edwards by Darren Baker. (Y)
Half Price! - £75.00
 England Captain martin Johnson lifts the World Rugby Cup, as winners of the 2003 World Rugby Cup in Australia.

Martin Johnson by Chris Howells.
Half Price! - £45.00

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