Note: this class' light cruisers were small and
very fast, because they had no armor; this class is to be considered
half way between light cruisers and destroyer leaders. Only three of
these cruisers were completed in war time: Attilio Regolo, Pompeo Magno
e Scipione Africano; other six were launched but they remained uncompleted.
Attilio Regolo and Scipione Africano were given to France in 1948, while
Pompeo Magno was rescued and refitted after the war; it was used as
a destroyer leader and renamed San Giorgio.
Dates of service: construction started in 1939,
launched in 1941 (1940 for the Regolo), first commissioned in 1943 (1942
for the Regolo), uncommissioned in 1948 (1950 for the Pompeo Magno)
Shipyards: Attilio Regolo and Scipione Africano:
Odero Terni Orlando - Livorno; Pompeo Magno C.N.R. - Ancona
Dimensions: Length: 142.9 m Width: 14.40
m Draught: 4.90 m
Displacement: standard 3745 ton., normal load 5035
ton., full load 5420 ton.
Engine: 2 turbines, 4 boilers, 2 propellers
Speed max. knots: 40.0
Fuel tank capacity: 1400 ton.
Autonomy: 4352 miles at 18 knots
Armament: 8 - 135/45 mm, 8 - 37/54 mm and 8 - 20/65
mm, 8 533mm torpedo launchers
Crew: 18 officers and 400 petty officers and commons
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