Oriani file photo [5371]

Alfredo Oriani

Ship ClassOriani-class Destroyer
BuilderOTO Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Commissioned15 Jul 1937
Decommissioned1 Jan 1954
Displacement1,559 tons standard; 2,470 tons full
Length350 feet
Beam33 feet
Draft11 feet
MachineryThree Thornycroft boilers, two Parsons steam turbines, two shafts
Power Output48,000 shaft horsepower
Speed38 knots
Range2,190nm at 18 knots
Armament2x2x120mm guns, 2x2x37mm guns, 6x13.2mm guns, 2x3x533mm torpedo tubes, 56 mines


ww2dbaseDestroyer Alfredo Oriani participated in the Battle of Matapan in Mar 1941, in which she sustained damage. In Jun 1942, she successfully attacked the Allied convoy for Malta during Operation Harpoon. After the Italian armistice, she was interned at Malta. When the European War ended, she was given to France as war reparations, serving as the French destroyer D'Estaing until 1954.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

Alfredo Oriani Operational Timeline

15 Jul 1937 Alfredo Oriani was commissioned into service.
1 Jan 1954 Alfredo Oriani was decommissioned from service.


Destroyer Alfredo Oriani at La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy, late 1943

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Destroyer Alfredo Oriani at La Maddalena, Sardinia, Italy, late 1943

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