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Statistics of the Duca d'Aosta class

Shipyards: Duca d'Aosta. O.T.O. - Livorno, Eugenio di Savoia: Ansaldo - Genova.

Dates of service: Duca d'Aosta: construction started 1932, launched 1934, first commissioned 1935, uncommissioned 1949; Eugenio di Savoia: construction started 1933, launched 1935, first commissioned 1936, uncommissioned 1951.

Eugenio di Savoia model

Dimensions: Length 186.9 m Width 17.5 m Draught 6.1 m
Displacement: Eugenio di Savoia: Standard 8750 ton. - Normal load 10357 ton. - Full load 10843 ton.; Duca d'Aosta: Standard 8450 ton. - Normal load 10057 ton. - Full load 10540 ton.
Speed max: 36.5 knots
HP: 110000
Autonomy: 3900 miles at 14 knots - 2650 miles at 23 knots - 890 miles at 36 knots
Armament: 8-152/53, 6-100/47, 8-37/54, 12-13.2, 2 depth charges launchers, 2 aircrafts (usually 1)
Armor .: horizontal 35 mm., vertical 70 mm., main turrets 90 mm., command turret 100 mm.
Crew: 42 Officers - 536 Petty officers and Commons

Cruiser Duca d'Aosta

"Duca d'Aosta", click on the picture to enlarge it.

Project: derived from general Vian's project for the Condottieri class.

Historical news on cruiser Eugenio di Savoia

Launched the 16 March 1935 in the Ansaldo shipyards of Genoa, it was delivered to the Navy the 16 January 1936 and became the flagship of the constituted neo 7th Division that comprised Aosta, Montecuccoli and Attendolo. In the Spanish civil war it participated to the strafing of the city of Barcelona. During all the second World war the Eugenio di Savoia had a particularly active life, participating to the main battles of the Mediterranean and also to multiple actions of every type: transport troops, supply convoys, lay down mines etc. The 09 September 1943, after the sinking of the Rome battleship, as flagship was the first to enter in contact with the Allies at Malta and subsequently it was interned to Alessandria. The 13 October 1943 with the declaration of war of the Italian Government of the South to the Germany, began the period of alliance with the Allies and Eugenio di Savoia and other interned ships re-entered in the national ports. The Eugenio participated with English and French units to cruises in Atlantic ocean in order to intercept German ships. In January of 1944 near Punta Stilo it hit a mine and it remained damaged but it made its way to Taranto port and here remained until the end of the conflict. With the peace treaty the Eugenio was assigned as compensation of the damages of war to Greece, not before being repaired. It was delivered to Greek navy the 01 July 1951 assuming the name of "Hellis"; uncommissioned in 1964, was demolished in 1974.

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