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Italy's Bari class Cruisers

Design

The Bari was a World War I prize taken from the Germans.

In 1943 the Bari was to be converted into an anti-aircraft cruiser but was sunk before being completed.

Ships

Bari

  • Formerly: Pillau.
  • Manufacturer: Schichau in Danzig
  • 1912: Laid down.
  • April 1914, April 11, 1941: Launched.
  • December 1914, December 14, 1914: Completed.
  • 1934 - 1935: Refit at R. Arsenale at La Spezia. Boilers reduced to four and only oil fired. Front funnel and torpedo tubes removed.
  • October 1940: Corfu landings.
  • 1942: Bombarded Montenegrin coast.
  • November 1942: Supported occupation of Corsica.
  • 1943: To be converted to anti-aircraft cruiser. Six 20 mm L/65 guns to be added.
  • June 28, 1943: Sunk by USAAF raid on Livorno / Leghorn.

Specifications

  Bari class
Crew 398, 439
Displacement 3,248 tons
Displacement - Loaded 5,170 tons, 5,305 tons
Physical Characteristics  
Length 443' 9", 444'
135.3 m
Length - Water Line 435' 6", 440' 9"
134.3 m
Length - Between Perpendiculars  
Beam 44' 6"
13.6 m
Draft / Height 17' 6", 19'
5.31 m
Performance  
Speed 24.5 knots, 27 knots
Range at 10 knots 4,500 nautical miles
Armament 5.9", 5.9" L/42 SA: 8
Anti-Aircraft 75 mm, 3": 3
Machine guns: 3
Mines 120
Armor  
Belt - Main 3.25"
8.5 cm
Control Tower 4"
7.5 cm
Deck - Main 1.5"
4 cm
Gun Shields 5 cm
Engines  
Boilers 4
Yarrow: 4
Shafts 2
Turbines Parsons
HP 21,000
Oil 1,300 tons

Sources:

  1. Cruisers of World War Two An International Encyclopedia, M. J. Whitley, 1995
  2. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1922-1946, Robert Gardiner, 1987
  3. Janes' Fighting Ships of World War II, 1989
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