Fulmine (1931)

Fulmine, probably in the 1930s. Photo by Ernesto Burzagli, released to the public domain.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
1930
Launched
1931
Commissioned
1932
AD/BC
AD
History

Fulmine was the third of four Folgore-class destroyers built by Italy in the early 1930s. Completed 14 September, 1932, she had a top speed of 38 knots, and carried two twin 120mm (4.7") guns, two 40mm pom-pom AA guns, four 13.2mm machine guns, and six 533mm (21") torpedo tubes, with space for up to fifty-four mines. Fulmine was lost to surface action by British ships on the night of 8-9 November, 1941, while escorting a supply convoy to North Africa. Only forty-two of her 183 crew survived.