- 1 Description
- 2 General info
- 3 Armament
- 4 Usage in battles
- 5 History
- 6 Media
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
The RN Folaga (C 16) entered service on 16 February 1943 and operated with the Squadriglia Corvette, 7° Gruppo AS. under the Regia Marina. Before the Italian armistice, the RN Folaga performed 11 escorts to convoys, fire actions against enemy planes, 44 Search of enemy planes and engaged enemy submarine units in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea. After the armistice, it was used by the Italian Co-Belligerent mainly in escort missions. After WW2, the RN Folaga (C 16) would be used with the 2°Gruppo Dragaggio and 5°Gruppo Dragaggio from Venice for naval mine removal operations across almost all of Italy. Later it was put under works in which they changed the armament in its possession and it was renamed to Folaga F-576 under NATO nomenclature. In 1953, it ended its service at the Commando School and was used for training activities. In 1965, the Folaga F-576 was disarmed pending decommission, due to the Decree of the President of the Republic dated 1st August 1965.
Introduced in Update "Fire and Ice", Folaga is an excellent premium corvette to research the Italian coastal tech tree. Thanks to its upgraded armament with a 40 mm twin tower Bofors and the radar, you can destroy almost all the ships you meet and also enemy planes easily thanks to the radar lock that tells you how to aim. In comparison to the RN Gabbiano, the Folaga F-576 is much better only because of the 40 mm guns and radar, the rest is equal top speed, manoeuvrability, torpedoes and depth charges, so they are much better to use at a distance or in areas well protected from enemy torpedoes and depth charges
Survivability and armour
The Folaga F-576 is a ship with extraordinary survivability, difficult to shoot down by enemy coastal ships and aircraft, the 112 crew can quickly repair the ship when it is disabled as it is difficult to do much damage to it and sink it directly, however against destroyers equipped with SAP or AP with more powerful penetrative capabilities, able to destroy in one it in your ammorack you easily but most of the enemies you will encounter will struggle to destroy you.
The ship's top speed of 33 km/h is not very good due to its electric motors, good acceleration and manoeuvrability, but due to the low speed, you will struggle to dodge enemy hits and torpedoes.
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Modifications and economy
The main armament of the Folaga is composed of a single 100mm/47 OTO Mod.1937 cannon placed in front, this cannon gives the Folaga the ability to damage enemy destroyers more easily thanks to its APHE and HE, capable of destroying enemy ship's components and diminishing the crew of the enemy ship, while for the anti-aircraft role, you could use the HE-FT but I don't recommend it due to the reloading and speed of the cannon to turn on itself.
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The additional armament on the Folaga consists of two single 450mm torpedo launchers placed on the sides of the ship and six depth charge launchers also placed on the sides, the torpedoes are always good for destroying enemy destroyers while the depth charges will be difficult to use unless you are very close to the enemy ship.
Usage in battles
The Folaga F-576 proves to be a good ship thanks to its very good armament, the main 100mm cannon you will use very little against small enemy targets, instead the armament that you will use the most of all is the twin 40mm Bofors tower that gives you a big advantage in firepower capable of destroying both coastal targets, aircraft and destroyers, thanks to its rate of fire, armour piercing bullets and the radar on the ship you can do anything with the 40mm Bofors, the anti-aircraft armament is a bit weaker but still useful for destroying coastal ships such as torpedo boats and also aircraft, in the game try to position yourself in a difficult to reach area such as torpedo boats for the simple fact that you are quite slow and for this reason, they could quickly destroy you with torpedoes or depth charges so find a good position, then for large targets such as destroyers use the torpedoes in your possession aiming at the hold of the enemy ship.
Pros and cons
- Excellent secondary armament
- Effective Survivability
- Adeguate Acceleration
- Radar for air targets
- Very Slow
- Only one cannon with a large caliber for destroying enemy destroyers
WW2 - RN Folaga (C 16)
The RN Folaga (C 16) was delivered to the Regia Marina Italiana and commissioned on 16 February 1943, assigned to the Squadriglia Corvette, she underwent intense training at La Spezia in the spring, and after the training was over, she was repositioned at La Maddalena under the 7° Gruppo Anti-Sommergibile (7°Gruppo A.S. ). Before the Italian armistice, she carried out 11 convoy escorts, fire actions against enemy aircraft, and 44 searches of enemy aircraft and enemy underwater units in the Upper Tyrrhenian Sea.
After the armistice of 8 September 1943 when she was in La Spezia, she moved under the new command of the Italian Co-Belligerent to Portoferraio, and left on 10 September, with the twin corvettes RN Ape (C 25) and RN Cormorano (C 13) for a mission to Bastia, where during the navigation they encountered 5 German Motozattere, against which they opened fire, sinking one and damaging the others, after this combat they continued the navigation until reaching Palermo, then under armistice dispositions she was redeployed to Augusta and then Taranto, from October 1943 until the end of the war, she did mainly escort missions to allied convoys in southern Italian waters between Augusta, Naples and the Adriatic, making connections and transports along the Tyrrhenian coast to make up for the deficient conditions of rail traffic.
After the war - Folaga (F-576)
In the post-war period, the RN Folaga (C 16) was used on missions to clear national waters of naval mines depending on the 2°Gruppo Dragaggio, the areas in which she operated in 1946 were the coasts from Civitavecchia to Naples and in 1947-1948 in the waters of Argentario, Elba and Livorno, in the winter of 1948-1949 its activities were limited, consisting of local training sessions with students from the Livorno Naval Academy, in April it began dredging Sardinian waters from Cagliari, and finally in November 1949 it operated in the Upper Adriatic and front of Grado, depending on the 5°Gruppo Dragaggio in Venice.
During the first few years after the war, the RN Folaga (C 16) was put under various workings, after which she was renamed Folaga F-576, for about a year she carried out various activities in the waters of La Spezia, and then she passed to Maridipart, Naples as a departmental ship, with increasingly reduced activity, in 1953 she was assigned to the Command School.
After four months of work at the Taranto Arsenal, she was placed in Augusta for training activities, and in 1965 the Folaga F-576 was laid up awaiting decommissioning, due to the Presidential Decree of 1 August 1965.
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|Gabbiano-class||RN Gabbiano · Folaga|
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|Condottieri-class||RN Bartolomeo Colleoni · RN Raimondo Montecuccoli · RN Eugenio di Savoia|
|Gabbiano-class||RN Gabbiano · Folaga|
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