To counter the French La Fantasque and Mogador class of contre-torpilleurs the Italian Navy wanted a high speed light cruiser with minimal protection. Only three of the twelve were completed.
||Rate of Fire
|5.3" / 135 mm L/45 Ansaldo
5.3" / 135 mm L/45 OTO Model 1938
135 mm L/45 Model 1938
||21,400 yards, 21,430 yards
Instead of the normal side by side torpedo tube arrangement, the Capitani Romani class had two on top of two.
There were two boilers and a turbine placed in separate groups. One being forward and the other aft.