Italian ironclad Enrico Dandolo
Enrico Dandolo on 6 December 1898 after her reconstruction.
|Laid down:||6 January 1873|
|Decommissioned:||4 July 1920|
|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|
|Armament:||• 2 × 2 RML 450-mm muzzle-loading guns
• 3 × 120 mm (4.7 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.
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).
- Page at Italian Navy official website (Italian)
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