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Statistics of Montecuccoli class

Dates of service: construction started in 1931 (Montecuccoli) and in 1933 (Attendolo), launched in 1934, first commissioned in 1935, uncommissioned in 1964 (Montecuccoli) and in 1946 (Attendolo, which was lost in 1942). Montecuccoli was used, starting from 1949, as school-ship and, in 1953-54, was completely modernized.

Sailor Mario Guffanti and the cruiser Attendolo Thanks to Mr. Biagio Guffanti, who gave me this picture of his father Mario and of the warship on which he was on duty service, the "Attendolo".

Shipyards: Montecuccoli: Ansaldo - Genova, Attendolo: Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico - Trieste

Dimension: Length: 182.20  m Width: 16.60 m Draught: 6.00 m

Displacement: standard 7524 ton., Montecuccoli: normal load 8875 ton., full load 8995 ton.; Attendolo: normal load 8814 ton., full load 8890 ton.

Engine: 3 turbines, 6 boilers, 2 propellers

HP: 106000

Speed max. knots: 37.0

Fuel tank capacity: Montecuccoli: normal equipment 1180 ton., max. 1300 ton.; Attendolo normal equipment 1118 ton., max. 1295 ton.

Autonomy: 4122 miles at 18 knots (4411 for Attendolo)

Armament: 8 - 152/53 mm, 6 - 100/47 mm, 8 - 37/54 mm and 8 - 13.2 mm, 4 533 mm torpedo launchers, 2 depth charges launchers, 2 aircraft

Armor: vertical 60+25mm, horizontal 30 mm, main turrets 70 mm, command turret 100 mm

Crew: 27 officers and 551 petty officers and commons

Project: derived from general Vian's "Condottieri" class project

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