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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.1,2

Aircraft

There was to be at least one / two3 catapult for the aircraft.1,2

Ships

Admiraglio Constanzo Ciano3, Constanzo Ciano

  • Design not completed.1
  • June 1940: Suspended.2

Venezia

  • Former name: Luigi Rizzo1,2
  • Design not completed.1
  • June 1940: Suspended.2

Specifications

  Ciano class
Crew 6003
Displacement 8,000 tons3, 9,615 tons1,2
Displacement - Loaded 11,810 tons1,2
Physical Characteristics  
Length 620'1,2
189 m1,2
Length - Water Line  
Length - Between Perpendiculars  
Beam 62' 4"1,2
19 m1,2
Draft / Height 22' 6"1, 22' 7"2
6.9 m1,2
Performance  
Speed 33 knots1,2, 35 knots3
Range  
Armament 6" twin turrets1, 152 mm L/55 Model 1936 twin turrets2, 6" L/533: 21,2, 103
6" triple turrets1, 152 mm L/55 Model 1936 triple turrets2: 21,2
Anti-Aircraft 90 mm L/50 Ansaldo Model 19381, 90 mm L/502: 81,2
37 mm twin mounts1, 37 mm L/54 twin mounts2: 41,2
20 mm L/65 twin mounts1,2: 61,2
Torpedo Tubes 21"1,3, 533 mm2: 2 mounts 3 tubes each1,2, 83
Depth Charge Throwers 22
Aircraft 41,2,3
Armor  
Belt - Main 10 cm1,2
Control Tower 14 cm1,2
Deck - Main 4.5 cm1,2
Turrets 14 cm1,2
Engines  
Boilers 81,2
Shafts 21,2
Turbines Geared1,2,3
HP 115,0001,2
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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