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Statistics of Taranto class
Taranto Taranto' shape

Shipyards: Arsen, Wilhelmshaven; launched: 1910, first commissioned: 1912 (in German Navy), 1925 (in Italian Navy), refitted: 1935, uncommissioned: 1947 (lost in 1943)

Taranto' scheme

Full load displacement: 3184 ton.

Dimension: Length: 138.7  m Width: 13.50 m Draught: 3.8 m

Speed max. knots: 21

Engine: Parsons turbines, 14 boilers (coal and fuel), 2 propellers

HP: 13000

Armament: 7 - 149/45 mm., 2 - 76/40 aa., 4 aa. machine-guns, minelaying capability - 1 aircraft

Armor: Vertical: max. 60 mm., Horizontal: max. 50 mm., Command turret: 100 mm.


Taranto cruiser


Bari Bari' shape

Shipyards: Schichau, Danzica; construction started: 1912, launched: 1915, refitted: 1935, uncommissioned: 1947 (lost in 1943)

Bari' scheme

Full load displacement: 3248 ton.

Dimension: Length: 135.3  m Width: 13.6 m Draught: 4.1 m

Speed max. knots: 27

Engine: Parsons turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers (fuel), 2 propellers

HP: 21000

Armament: 8 - 149/45 mm., 3 - 76/40 aa., 4 aa. machine-guns, minelaying capability

Armor: Vertical: max. 85 mm., Horizontal: max. 25 mm.

Bari cruiser


Data and pictures of this Page are from Almanacco Navale Italiano 1941 (Italian Navy Databook, 1941), kindly given by Dr. Giuseppe Lupini.

Note: Taranto, ex German (ex Strassburg), was given to Italy in 1920 and entered in service in 1925; classified as explorer was then modernized in 1935-37; Bari, ex German (ex Pillau) was also given to Italy in 1920 and entered in service in 1924 classified as explorer.

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