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Giulio Cesare: launched in the shipyards Ansaldo - Genova 15 October 1911, first commissioned 14 May 1914. Refitted by shipyards Tirreno - Genova in 1937. Uncommissioned 15 December 1948

Conte di Cavour: launched in the shipyards Arsenale di La Spezia in 1911, first commissioned in 1915. Refitted by shipyards - CRDA Trieste in 1937.

Battleship Cavour seen from a cruiser Captured by Germany 9 September 1943. Sunk by air bombardment 15 February 1945. It was then rescued and demolished

Dimension: Length 186,4 m Width 28 m Draught 10,4m
Displacement: Normal load 28800 ton - Full load 29100 ton
Speed max.: 27 knots (28.2 on trials)
Autonomy: 6400 miles at 13 knots - 3100 miles at 20 knots - 1700 miles at 24 knots
Armament: 10-320/43,8 - 12-120/50 - 8-100/47 - 8-37/54 - 12-20/65
Armor: vertical 250 mm, horizontal 135 mm, main turrets 280 mm, command turret 260 mm

Crew: 32 Officers - 1204 Petty officers e Commons

Project: general Masdea

Giulio Cesare in La Valletta harbour, 1938 I wish to thank Mr. Anthony Peake, who gave me this Giulio Cesare picture, taken by his father on board HMS Warspite in Valletta harbour Malta,during HM Navy Mediterranean Squadron Summer cruise 1938.

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