Italian cruiser Fiume

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Career (Italy)
Name: Fiume
Namesake: Fiume
Fate: Sunk, 29 March 1941
General characteristics
Class & type: Zara-class cruiser
Displacement: 11,870 t (11,683 long tons) standard
14,530 t (14,301 long tons) full load
Length: 182.8 m (599 ft 9 in)
Beam: 20.6 m (67 ft 7 in)
Draught: 7.2 m (23 ft 7 in)
Installed power: 95,000 shp (71,000 kW)
Propulsion: 8 × 3-drum Thornycroft boilers
2 × Parsons steam turbines
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h; 38 mph)
Range: 5,361 nmi (9,929 km; 6,169 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Complement: 841
Armament: 4 × 2 - 203 mm (8 in)/53 cal. guns
8 × 2 - 100 mm (3.9 in)/47 cal. guns
6 × 1 - 40 mm/49 cal. guns
8 × 13.2 mm machine guns
Armour: Maximum 70 mm (2.8 in) vertical, 150 mm (5.9 in) horizontal
Aircraft carried: 2

The Fiume was a Zara class heavy cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina. Her name derives from the city of Fiume and her motto Sic indeficienter virtus (thus with inexhaustible valour) derived from the city's motto since 1659, Indeficienter.[1]

Service[edit]

Built in the Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino at Trieste, she entered service at the end of 1931. At the start of the Second World War she was assigned to 1st Cruiser Division, based at Taranto. During the war she and her sister cruisers Zara and Pola fought together in the Battle of Cape Matapan, during which all were sunk on 29 March 1941.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ (Italian) I motti delle navi italiane, Rome, Ufficio Storico della Marina Militare, 1962 p.42

Coordinates: 35°21′N 20°57′E / 35.350°N 20.950°E / 35.350; 20.950