MS (Family)

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Description

The MS was an Italian motor torpedo boat type used by the Regia Marina during WW2. MS is the abbreviation for Motosilurante, "torpedo motorboat" in English. They were designed by CRDA (Cantierei Riuniti dell'Adriatico) as seaworthy MTBs.

The CRDA designed MS are divided into two series during World War II.

After World War II some were modernized after were converted into a new type, the Convertibile, in which the ship had the ability to change armament quickly with configurations already provided.

The Convertible type can change the configuration in these version:

  • Minelayer Configuration, one 40/56 cannon and 8 mines
  • Motor Gun Boat Configuration, two 40/56 cannons and 8 x deep charges
  • Motor Torpedo Boat Configuration, one 40/56 cannon, 2 Torpedo launchers and 8 x deep charges

Vehicles

Rank II

Rank III

  • MS-472 - MS Convertibile, 1965 - ex-MS 24 during WW2
  • MV-611 - MV, 1949 ex-MS 11, 1°Serie, 1942

Rank IV

  • MS-473 - MS Convertibile, 1965 - ex-MAS 31 during WW2

History

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External links


Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (C.R.D.A)
Motor Torpedo/Gun Boats 
Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Type I  MS-15 · MV-611*
Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Type II  MS-53
Motosilurante CRDA 60 t Convertibile  MS-472 · MS-473
Folgore-class  MC-490
Freccia-class  Saetta P-494
Light Cruisers 
Etna-class  RN Etna
  *MS-11 converted to a motovedette (patrol boat)

Italy boats
Motor torpedo boats  MC-490 · Freccia P-493 · MAS 555 · MAS 561 · MAS 569
  MS-15 · MS-53 · MS-472 · Stefano Turr · VAS 201 · GIS 811
Motor gun boats  MS-473 · MV-611 · Sparviero
Motor torpedo gun boats  Saetta P-494
Gunboats  Albatros