Capitani Romani class light cruisers (Italian, 1940)

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Capitani Romani class light cruisers

specifications

Displacement: 3686t standard, 5334t full load
Dimensions: 138.70m pp, 142.90m oa × 14.40m × 4.90m mean full load
Machinery: 2-shaft Belluzo (Augusto, Magno Parsons) geared turbines, 4 Thornycroft boilers, 110,000shp = 40kts. Oil 1387t
Armament: 8-135mm/45 Mod 38 (4 twins), 8-37mm/54 AA (8 singles), 8-20mm/70 (4 twins), 8-533mm TT (2 quadruples)
Complement: 418 as designed

as destroyer leaders

Armament: 6-127mm/38 (3 twins), 20-40mm AA, Menon ASW mortor

units

Name Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate Note
Attilio Regolo OTO, Leghorn 28 Sept 1939 28 Aug 1940 14 May 1942 1948 to France
renamed Chateaurenault
1962 stricken
Scipione Africano OTO, Leghorn 28 Sept 1939 12 Jan 1941 23 Apr 1943 1948 to France
renamed Guichen
1961 stricken
Ottaviano Augusto CNR, Ancona 23 Sept 1939 28 Apr 1941 1 Nov 1943 sunk incomplete
Cornelio Silla Ansaldo, Genoa 12 Oct 1939 28 Jun 1941 Jul 1944 sunk incomplete
Giulio Germanico CCS 3 Apr 1939 26 Jul 1941 19 Jan 1956 28 Sept 1943 scuttled incomplete
postwar refloated and resumed construction
19 Jan 1956 completed as San Marco
1957 reclassified as scout
1958 destroyer leader
1971 discarded
Caio Mario OTO, Leghorn Sept 1939 17 Aug 1941 c1944 scuttled incomplete
Pompeo Magno CNR, Ancona 23 Sept 1939 24 Aug 1941 4 Jun 1943 1956 renamed San Giorgio
1957 reclassified as scout
1958 destroyer leader
1980 stricken
Ulpio Traiano CNR, Palermo 28 Sept 1939 30 Nov 1942 3 Jan 1943 sunk incomplete
Claudio Druso CT, Riva Trigoso Sept 1939 1941-42 BU
Claudio Tiberio OTO, Leghorn 28 Sept 1939 1941-42 BU
Vipsanio Agrippa CT, Riva Trigoso Oct 1939 1941-42 BU
Paolo Emilio Ansaldo, Genoa 12 Oct 1939 1941-42 BU

reference