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Italy's Ciano class Cruisers

Design

The Ciano class were to be improved Abruzzi class cruisers but the design wasn't completed by the start of World War II.

Aircraft

There was to be at least one / two catapult for the aircraft.

Ships

Admiraglio Constanzo Ciano, Constanzo Ciano

  • Design not completed.
  • June 1940: Suspended.

Venezia

  • Former name: Luigi Rizzo
  • Design not completed.
  • June 1940: Suspended.

Specifications

  Ciano class
Crew 600
Displacement 8,000 tons, 9,615 tons
Displacement - Loaded 11,810 tons
Physical Characteristics  
Length 620'
189 m
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars  
Beam 62' 4"
19 m
Draft / Height 22' 6", 22' 7"
6.9 m
Performance  
Speed 33 knots, 35 knots
Range  
Armament 6" twin turrets, 152 mm L/55 Model 1936 twin turrets, 6" L/53: 2, 10
6" triple turrets, 152 mm L/55 Model 1936 triple turrets: 2
Anti-Aircraft 90 mm L/50 Ansaldo Model 1938, 90 mm L/50: 8
37 mm twin mounts, 37 mm L/54 twin mounts: 4
20 mm L/65 twin mounts: 6
Torpedo Tubes 21", 533 mm: 2 mounts 3 tubes each, 8
Depth Charge Throwers 2
Aircraft 4
Armor  
Belt - Main 10 cm
Control Tower 14 cm
Deck - Main 4.5 cm
Turrets 14 cm
Engines  
Boilers 8
Shafts 2
Turbines Geared
HP 115,000
Oil  

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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