Italian ironclad Enrico Dandolo

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Enrico Dandolo
Enrico Dandolo on 6 December 1898 after her reconstruction.
Career
Name: Enrico Dandolo
Namesake: Enrico Dandolo
Laid down: 6 January 1873
Launched: 1878
Commissioned: 1882
Decommissioned: 4 July 1920
General characteristics
Class & type: Caio Duilio-class ironclad battleship
Displacement: 11,138 long tons (11,317 t)
12,265 long tons (12,462 t) full
Length: 109.2 m (358 ft 3 in)
Beam: 19.7 m (64 ft 8 in)
Draught: 8.8 m (28 ft 10 in)
Propulsion: 8 coal-fired boilers, two double-expansion steam engines
Speed: 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) at 7,710 hp (5,749 kW)
Range: 3,760 nmi (6,960 km) at economical speed
Complement: 420
Armament: • 2 × 2 RML 450-mm muzzle-loading guns

• 3 × 120 mm (4.7 in)
• 2 × 75 mm (3 in)
• 8 × 57 mm (2.2 in)

• 22 × 37 mm (1.5 in)
• 3 × torpedo tubes
Armour: Waterline belt: 550 mm (22 in)
Turrets: 450 mm (18 in)
Citadel: 400 mm (16 in)

Enrico Dandolo was an ironclad battleship built in Italy for the Regia Marina in the 1870s. Designed by Benedetto Brin, together with her sister ship Caio Duilio, and armed with 100-ton, 450 mm muzzle-loading Armstrong guns, she was considered the most powerful battleship of the time. She was laid down at La Spezia in 1873, and completed in 1882.

She was named after Enrico Dandolo, the 42nd Doge of Venice between 1192 and 1205.

The ship was refurbished in the early 20th century. During the Italian-Turkish War in 1911-1912 she performed support role in Sicilian ports, and performed a similar role during World War I in Brindisi and Valona (Albania).

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