Italian Navy`s Carlo Fecia Di Cossato S-519, Sauro class
The Carlo Fecia Di Cossato is named after an heroic Italian submarine commanders of World War II, she is the second boat in the Sauro class, SSK costal submarines,design by Italy, and built by FinCantieri.
A total of eight boats are in the class delivered to the Italian Navy in four batches of two hulls each.
The Carlo Fecia Di Cossato was ordered in 1972. Laid down on November 15, 1975; launched November 16, 1977 and commissioned on November 5, 1979. She underwent her first modernization overhaul in 1990 taking new batteries with greater capacity, some auxiliary machinery replaced, and habitability improved.

Specifications, Carlo Fecia Di Cossato S-519, Sauro class:
Single hull design with a central bulkhead for escape purposes, pressure hull constructed of HY-80 steel.

Displacement (srf/sub tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 210`0*22`6*18`9
Propulsion: diesel-electric 3*1,120hp FinCantieri GMT 210.16 NM diesels, 3 alternators 2,16MW, 1*3,210hp Malerri electric motor, 2*148 CGA battery cells,1 shaft
Speed (srf/sub knots):
Range (srf/sub n/miles@knots): 11,000@11/250@4
Diving depth (feet): 985
Complement: 7 officers 43 enlisted
Missile: none
Torpedo: 6*21" (533 mm) bow torpedo tubes, total of 12 torpedoes, swim-out discharge
Mines: 2*VSM 600 in lieu of torpedo
Armament: none

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Image Country Year Description
Italy 1979 Carlo Fecia Di Cossato 1977 SSK Sauro class S-519 (type 1081)
Italy 1979 Italian navy,12 Oct' 1979
Italy 1979 Italian navy (set of 4 stamps)
Italy 1980 Italian navy,12 Oct' 1979, Roma Filatelico
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