Andrea Doria-class cruiser

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Caio Duilio cruiser 1963.jpg
Caio Duilio
Class overview
Builders: Italcantieri
Operators:  Marina Militare
Preceded by: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Succeeded by: Vittorio Veneto
In service: 1964
In commission: 1958 - 1992
Completed: 3
Cancelled: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,000 tons (standard)
6,500 tons (loaded)
Length: 149.3 m (490 ft)
Beam: 17.3 m (57 ft)
Draught: 5.0 m (16.4 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines
4 Foster Wheeler boilers, 60,000 hp (45,000 kW)
Speed: 31 kn (57 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 485
Armament: 1 × Mk 10 twin-arm launcher with 40 RIM-2 Terrier SAM
Oto Melara 8 × 76/62mm MMI or 76/62 mm Compact gun
2 × 324 mm triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 4 helicopters

The Andrea Doria was a class of helicopter cruisers of the Marina Militare. They were Italy's first major new designs of the post–World War II era. These ships were primarily designed for ASW tasks.

History[edit]

The class consisted of two vessels, Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio, both commissioned in 1964 and in service into the late 1980s. A third, Enrico Dandolo (C555), was cancelled. The Andrea Doria class formed the basis for the larger cruiser Vittorio Veneto, which replaced the Andrea Dorias' superstructure hangar with a hangar in the hull.[1]

Similar ships[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vittorio Veneto at servinghistory.org". Retrieved 26 October 2010. 

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