Post Oct 04, 2009 #1 2009-10-04T05:13. Erano passati appena pochi giorni dall'umiliante bombardamento del porto di Genova del 9 febbraio 1941 (denominato in codice Operazione Grog) compiuto da parte di un'agguerrita forza navale inglese, la FORZA H della Royal Navy…, Italian heavy cruiser Zara and Regia Marina Navy cruisers at the coast of Naples in 1938. About fifteen minutes after this, Italia was hit on the starboard side underneath her fore main turrets, while Roma was hit on the same side somewhere between frames 100 and 108. Napoli was a Regina Elena-class pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy) in 1903–08. The secondary turrets had 280 mm thick faces and the conning tower had 260 mm (10.2 in) thick sides. Napoli was armed with a main battery of two 12-inch (305 mm) and twelve 8 in (203 mm) guns, and was capable of a top … [8], Roma's keel was laid by the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico on 18 September 1938, and she was launched on 9 June 1940. The second "Standard Type" battleship design was the Pennsylvania (BB-38) class - a.k.a. [15], Roma was damaged again by two bombs in another raid on 23–24 June. Mussolini postponed his decision, but later authorized planning for the two ships in January 1937. So… let’s talk about the Marco Polo. She was also equipped with thirty-two rather than twenty-four 20 mm (0.79 in)/65 caliber Breda guns. It probably wasn't fully understood at the time, but the end of the battleship era was at hand. [12][17], On that same day, the fleet had been scheduled to sail towards Salerno in order to attack the Allied ships sailing to invade Italy as part of Operation Avalanche; the proclamation of the armistice on 8 September, however, had led to the cancellation of this operation. The term battleship came into formal use in the late 1880s to describe a type of ironclad warship, now referred to by historians as pre-dreadnought battleships.In 1906, the commissioning of HMS Dreadnought into the United Kingdom's Royal Navy heralded a revolution in battleship design. As weapons evolved and became more destructive, naval armour became an important part of … Many Curved features prominent to the ships built and designed of this period incorporated into the design while the secondary armament was merged into the Dual-Purpose 120mm Guns rather mixed … The Cristoforo Colombo is based on the General Ferrati’s 1915 battleship “G” series designs, a 37 200 tons battleship design armed with 16 381 mm/45 guns in four quadruple turrets, 2 superfiring at the front and 2 superfiring at the rear. Due to Bergamini's initial reluctance to bring his ships to Malta (not knowing the details of the armistice and what would be the fate of the fleet once in Allied controlled ports) and to initial plans for the transfer of Victor Emmanuel III, his court and the government from Rome to La Maddalena (the destroyers Vivaldi and Da Noli sailed from Genoa and La Spezia, heading for Civitavecchia, for this purpose), the initial destination was La Maddalena, a naval base in Sardinia. [10], The ship was protected by a main armored belt that was 280 mm (11 in) with a second layer of steel that was 70 mm (2.8 in) thick. The Littorio class, also known as the Vittorio Veneto class, was a class of battleship of the Regia Marina, the Italian navy.The class was composed of four ships—Littorio, Vittorio Veneto, Roma, and Impero—but only the first three ships of the class were completed. In December, they were approved and money was allocated for them; they were named Roma and Impero ("Empire"). [21] According to naval historian Francesco Mattesini, who cites the research of Pier Paolo Bergamini, the son of Admiral Bergamini, around two hundred men from Bergamini's staff were aboard Roma, and were mistakenly not included in the official inquiry. Plating - 26 mm. by Gunnerbill98 » Sep 10, 2019. The main deck was 162 mm (6.4 in) thick in the central area of the ship and reduced to 45 mm (1.8 in) in less critical areas. Roma suffered from two near hits on either side of her bow. For the description of the design, credits to Phoenix_jz, one of our great naval history enthusiasts on Discord. The second landed atop the rear turret itself, but little damage was suffered due to the heavy armor in that location. Three sank during the Battle of Cape Matapan. Approximately 2,350 long tons (2,390 t) of water entered the ship. While the force was in the Strait of Bonifacio, Dornier Do 217s of the German Luftwaffe's specialist wing KG 100—armed with Fritz X radio-controlled bombs—sighted the force. The Italian leader Benito Mussolini did not authorize any large naval rearmament until 1933. Sinking by the bow and listing to starboard, Roma capsized and broke in two, carrying 1,393 men—including Bergamini—down with her. [13] On 4 December, the United States launched a major air raid on Naples in an attempt to destroy the Italian fleet; one cruiser was destroyed and two others were damaged in the attack, as were four destroyers. The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 allotted Italy an additional 70,000 long tons (71,000 t) of total capital ship tonnage, which could be used in 1927–1929, while other powers were observing the "holiday" in battleship construction prescribed by the treaty. The hit on Roma caused water to flood two boiler rooms and the aft engine room, leaving the ship to limp along with two propellers, reduced power, and arc-induced fires in the stern of the ship. There are a total of [ 67 ] WW2 Battleships entries in the Military Factory. The main battery turrets were 350 mm (13.8 in) thick and the lower turret structure was housed in barbettes that were also 350 mm thick. Two more had been started in 1938, but only one of them, Roma, was completed before the Italian Armistice in 1943.The last, Impero, made it into the water but was seized by the … In this role, she was severely damaged twice in June 1943, from bomber raids on La Spezia. See more ideas about warship, battleship, navy ships. This design is known as PROJECT 770 by Ansaldo of Genoa, a design of late '20/begin '30 on the road to Littorio. [20][18], Losing power and speed, Roma began to fall out of the battle group. RMN Littorio - Corazzata classe Littorio - Completata 6 maggio 1940 - Dislocamento 43 835t a pieno carico 45 963 Lunghezza 237,8 m m Larghezza 32,9 m m Pescaggio 9,6-10,5 m m Propulsione 8 caldaie tipo Yarrow/Regia Marina 4 turbine tipo Belluzzo/Parsons 4 eliche Potenza: 140 000 hp Velocità 30 nodi Autonomia 3 920 mn a 20 nodi (7 300 km a 37 km/h) Equipaggio 120 ufficiali, 1 800 sottufficiali e comuni - Demolita a seguito delle condizioni imposte all'Italia dal trattato di pace, RMN Gorizia - incrociatore pesante Classe Zara - Completata 23 dicembre 1931 - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento standard: 13.660 t pieno carico: 14.460 t Lunghezza 182,8 m Larghezza 20,6 m Pescaggio 7,2 m Propulsione 8 caldaie 2 turbine Parsons 2 eliche Potenza:95.000 hp Velocità 33 nodi (circa 57 km/h) Autonomia 5.434 mn a 16 nodi Equipaggio 31 ufficiali ed 810 marinai - Affondato il 26 giugno 1944, Charles David Cobb, The Battle of Cape Matapan, 29 March 1941, olio su tavola 49 x 80 cm (National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth) "Chi è quell'uomo che può tenere in pugno il suo Destino?" And probably, one of the most awaited lines in the tech tree is the battleships line. Italy's World War II Battleship Fleet: ... the Italian government decided to seek an armistice with the western Allies. Shortly thereafter, another bomb slammed into the ship and detonated within the forward engine room, causing catastrophic flooding and the explosion of the #2 main turret's magazines, throwing the turret itself into the sea. AP initial velocity - 830 m/s. [12][17][18][19], The Do 217s trailed the fleet for some time, but the Italian fleet did not open fire upon sighting them; they were trailing the fleet at such a distance that it was impossible to identify them as Allied or Axis, and Bergamini believed that they were the air cover promised to them by the Allies. Maximum SAP shell damage - 10,250. Giampaolo Di Paola, himself a former naval officer and at the time defence minister, at the ceremony described the dead sailors as "unwitting heroes who found their place in history because they carried out their duty right until the end". [3], Along with many of the principal units of the Italian fleet—including Vittorio Veneto and Italia (the ex-Littorio)[N 3]—the cruisers Eugenio di Savoia, Raimondo Montecuccoli, and Emanuele Filiberto Duca d'Aosta, and eight destroyers—Roma sailed from La Spezia with Adone Del Cima as captain and also as the flagship of Admiral Carlo Bergamini on 9 September 1943, a day after the proclamation of the 1943 Italian armistice. To address your issue with the guns, as stated in the description you probably didn't actually read, the ship is based on the 1921 battlecruiser proposal made by Italian engineer Ferdinando Cassone . The fleet then changed course, but when Germany learned that the Italian fleet was sailing towards an Allied base, the Luftwaffe sent Dornier Do 217s armed with Fritz X radio-controlled bombs to attack the ships. 0 Replies 258 Views Last post by ptdockyard Sep 21, 2019 2019-09-21T23:37. Supertest: Italian Tier X Battleship Cristoforo Colombo 6 min read. Additionally she featured new improved enclosed anti-air and dual-purpose secondary mounts. The ship was powered by four Belluzo geared steam turbines rated at 128,000 shaft horsepower (95,000 kW). The battle group was scheduled to attack the Allied ships approaching Salerno to invade Italy (Operation "Avalanche") on 9 September 1943, but the news of the 8 September 1943 armistice with the Allies led to the operation being cancelled. Dimensions 606.96' x 86.12' Displacem Italian 18000 pocket battleship - Shipbucket - Archive Forum! Squires, Nick (13 September 2012) "Massive Luftwaffe plane wreck 'found off Sardinian coast'". The second bomb missed but exploded in the water near the hull. 381 mm (15 in) 50-caliber Model 1934 guns, "Corazzata Roma: nel giorno del ricordo, la Marina commemora i marinai scomparsi in mare", Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in September 1943, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Italian_battleship_Roma_(1940)&oldid=1007694826, World War II shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea, Ships built by Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 19 February 2021, at 13:00. (yahoo.image), Together with the previous OTO Design, arcane37 asked me to draw this cruiser design offered to Romania before WW2 by Italy to expand their navy. One hit the ship aft and to starboard of the rear main battery turret and obliterated several staterooms, which were promptly flooded from broken piping. Hit points – 45,000. Naval armour refers to the various protections schemes employed by warships, and is distinguished from other kinds of armour.Naval sailing ships have had protection from weaponry since at least Ancient times, when Greek and Roman warships used simple cladding. The construction of both Roma and her sister ship Impero was due to rising tensions around the world and the navy's fear that only two Littorios, even in company with older pre-First World War battleships, would not be enough to counter the British and French Mediterranean Fleets. The surrender of the … Roma had a crew of 1,830 to 1,950. As Roma was laid down almost four years after the first two ships of the class, some small improvements were made to the design, including additional freeboard added to the bow. The ship began taking on water through leaks from frames 221 to 226—an area covering about 32 square feet (3.0 m2)—and through flooding from the bow to frame 212. [25], Coordinates: .mw-parser-output .geo-default,.mw-parser-output .geo-dms,.mw-parser-output .geo-dec{display:inline}.mw-parser-output .geo-nondefault,.mw-parser-output .geo-multi-punct{display:none}.mw-parser-output .longitude,.mw-parser-output .latitude{white-space:nowrap}41°9′28″N 8°17′35″E / 41.15778°N 8.29306°E / 41.15778; 8.29306, Fast battleship of the Italian Royal Navy. Leaks were discovered over a 30 sq ft (2.8 m2) area ranging from frames 198 and 207. In May 1935, the Italian Naval Ministry … Andrea Doria was the lead ship of her class of battleships built by the Regia Marina (Royal Navy). Most of the early World War I-era dreadnought battleships were typically built with low design speeds, so the term "fast battleship" is applied to a design which is considerably faster. When combined with a lack of capable vessels to escort the capital ships, the combat potential of the Italian Navy was virtually non-existent. Supertest: Italian Tier IX Premium Battleship Marco Polo. Battleship Designs Battleship. Steam was provided by eight oil-fired Yarrow boilers. After just over two years of fitting-out, the new battleship was commissioned into the Regia Marina on 14 June 1942. Attacks on 14 and 19 April 1943, did not hit Roma, but an American raid on 5 June, severely damaged both Vittorio Veneto and Roma. The Italian fleet was instead ordered to sail to La Maddalena (Sardinia) and subsequently to Malta to surrender to the Allies. (Otello, William Shakespeare) 1. In May 1935, the Italian Naval Ministry began preparing for a five-year naval building program that would include four battleships, three aircraft carriers, four cruisers, fifty-four submarines, and forty smaller ships. [24], The sunken vessel was found in June 2012, by the underwater robot Pluto Palla, designed by Italian engineer Guido Gay. The Italian UP 90 was an Ansaldo export cruiser inspired by the German Pocket Battleships. Since ... Design UP 102 Big Gun Cruiser. They remained here through the first half of 1943, without going on any operations. Roma reached the city on 1 July, and returned to La Spezia, on 13 August, once repairs were complete. [11][12], During this time, La Spezia was attacked many times by Allied bomber groups. Once he did, two old battleships of the Conte di Cavour class were sent to be modernized in the same year, and Vittorio Veneto and Littorio were laid down in 1934. Despite being listed as a battleship, it is a PIZA-class armored cruiser (an exact replica of the Italian armored cruiser "Pisa" built in 1907 based on a design by shipbuilder Joseph Orlando), which was built in the Livorno area of the … Around 16:02, another Fritz X slammed into the starboard side of Roma's deck, between frames 123 and 136. 1 Replies 184 Views Last post by 1Big Rich Sep 21, 2019 2019-09-10T19:31. B-17 aircraft carrying 908 kg (2,002 lb) armor-piercing bombs damaged the stationary battleships with two bombs each. Modules in game: 3 x Battery II, 2 x Anti-Air II, Aircraft Facility II, Fire Controller 0, Engine II, Secondary Battery II, Battleship Armor II A simple battleship (but expensive) design that can hurt capital ships and annihilate the screening ships. Apr 23, 2014 - Italian battleship Giulio Cesare - a heavily modernised WW1 design. Unlike her sister ships Littorio and Vittorio Veneto, Impero and Roma were to have had a slightly larger displacement, length, and subsequently, a larger beam and draft, which was due to a naval program launched in 1938 to prepare [20][18], This caused additional catastrophic flooding in the bow, and the battleship began to go down by the bow while listing more and more to starboard. The class included only one sister ship, Caio Duilio. Jan 22, 2020 - Explore Bo Tomkie's board "Italian Warships" on Pinterest. They were never completed either. "Battleship 1913 and Battleship 1914" - which actually represented a development of a scheme considered for "Battleship 1912." The ship quickly capsized and broke in two. It threw a super heavy 2700lb armor piercing shell 42,345 yards. The Italian leader Benito Mussolini did not authorize any large naval rearmament until 1933. Design. Vittorio Emmanuele was armed with a main battery of two 12 in (300 mm) guns and twelve 8 in (200 mm) guns. Vittorio Emanuele was an Italian pre-dreadnought battleship, laid down in 1901, launched in 1904 and completed in 1908.She was the second member of the Regina Elena class, which included three other vessels: Regina Elena, Napoli, and Roma. However, an attack upon Italia and Roma at 15:37 spurred the fleet into action, as the anti-aircraft batteries onboard opened fire and all ships began evasive maneuvers. She and her sister ship Italia were the largest and fastest warships in the world for several years after they entered service, and in many ways were the forerunners of the … Her secondary anti-surface armament consisted of twelve 152 mm (6 in) /55 Model 1934/35 guns in four triple turrets amidships. The armored cruiser "George Averoff" (TH / K "G. Averoff"), also commonly known as the "Battleship Averoff", is a historic ship of modern Greece. Italian UP 90 Pocket Battleship Design (Painted) seisen. Roma was equipped with an anti-aircraft battery that comprised twelve 90 mm (3.5 in) /50 Model 1938 guns in single mounts, twenty 37 mm (1.5 in) /54 guns in eight twin and four single mounts, and sixteen 20 mm (0.79 in) /65 guns in eight twin mounts. Oct 13, 2019 - Explore Sean DeCarlo's board "Italian Battleships", followed by 209 people on Pinterest. Background For additional information, see Littorio-class battleship. by ptdockyard » Sep 21, 2019. Subsequent battleship designs, influenced by HMS Dreadnought, were … Roma was commissioned into the Regia Marina on 14 June 1942, but a severe fuel shortage in Italy at that time prevented her from being deployed; instead, along with her sister ships Vittorio Veneto and Littorio, she was used to bolster the anti-aircraft defenses of various Italian cities. Andrea Doria was named after the 16th-century Genoese admiral of the same name.Laid down in March 1912, the battleship was launched a year later in March 1913, and completed in March 1916. 1,472. seisen. The first attack failed, but the second dealt Italia (ex-Littorio) and Roma severe damage. Built between 1934 and 1942, they were the most modern battleships used by Italy during World War … Never-the-less, the Montanas were a magnificent design. It most likely detonated in the forward engine room, sparking flames, and causing heavy flooding in the magazines of main battery turret number two and the fore port side secondary battery turret, and putting even more pressure upon the previously stressed hull girder. The Pennsylvania sported four triple, single sleeve turrets, vice Nevada's two triples and two twins. Main battery - 2x3, 2x2 320 mm. According to the official inquest conducted after the sinking, the ship had a crew of 1,849 when she sailed; 596 survived with 1,253 men going down with Roma. On 10 September 2012, a memorial ceremony was held on an Italian frigate over the spot where Roma went down. See more ideas about battleship, warship, navy ships. The Italian Zara Class cruisers served during World War Two. A fast battleship was a battleship which emphasised speed without – in concept – undue compromise of either armor or armament. While the Deutschlands more of a functionally aesthetic ship class, the UP 102 design shows the Italian engineers view on how a good looking ship must look like. The engines provided a top speed of 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph) and a range of 3,920 nautical miles (7,260 km; 4,510 mi) at 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph). The French naval command issued specifications for a new battleship design in response to the Littorios on 24 July, less than two weeks after the Italian ships were announced. She was designed with a standard displacement of 40,992 long tons (41,650 t), a violation of the 35,000-long-ton (36,000 t) restriction of the Washington Naval Treaty; at full combat loading, she displaced 45,485 long tons (46,215 t). FINALLY! She was the last member of the four-ship class, which included the lead ship Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele, and Roma. [22][23] In her 15-month service life, Roma made 20 sorties, mostly in transfers between bases (none were to go into combat), covering 2,492 mi (4,010 km) and using 3,320 tonnes (3,270 long tons; 3,660 short tons) of fuel oil in 133 hours of sailing. The U.S. South Dakotas were among the most powerful of these designs. This bomb passed through the ship and exploded beneath the keel, damaging the hull girder and allowing water to flood the after engine room and two boiler rooms. Il bombardamento navale di Genova. The new ships would be built to the maximum Washington limits: 35,000 tons displacement and a battery of eight guns of either 380 mm or 406 mm. She arrived in the major naval base of Taranto on 21 August, and was assigned to the Ninth Naval Division. The starboard-side bomb hit the ship but passed through the side of the hull before exploding. This ship specifically is my take on a Tier X battleship for the Italian faction seeing how no one likes the fictional battleship Wargaming made for the Italians at Tier X. Once he did, two old battleships of the Conte di Cavour class were sent to be modernized in the same year, and Vittorio Veneto and Littorio were laid down in 1934. Seconds after the initial blast, the number two 15-inch turret was blown over the side by a massive explosion, this time from the detonation of that turret's magazines. They were the Zara, Fiume, Pola, and Gorizia. [9], Roma's main armament consisted of nine 381 mm (15 in) 50-caliber Model 1934 guns in three triple turrets; two turrets were placed forward in a superfiring arrangement and the third was located aft. [2][3], Laid down nearly four years after Vittorio Veneto and Littorio, Roma was able to incorporate a few design improvements. After just over two years of fitting-out, the The transfer of the king to La Maddalena was cancelled, however (he instead fled towards Pescara), and when the fleet arrived off La Maddalena, German troops had occupied that base to transfer their troops from Sardinia to Corsica, therefore the stop at La Maddalena was also cancelled and Supermarina ordered Bergamini to head for Allied-controlled Bône. [7][8] Roma was fitted with a catapult on her stern and equipped with three IMAM Ro.43 reconnaissance float planes or Reggiane Re.2000 fighters. 1,472. The flooding caused the inboard propellers to stop for want of power and started a large amount of arcing, which itself caused many electrical fires in the aft half of the ship. Napoli was armed with a main battery of two 12-inch (300 mm) and twelve 8 in (200 mm) guns, and was capable of a top … This attack did not seriously damage Roma or cause any flooding, but she nevertheless sailed to Genoa for repairs. The battleship held its swan song in World War 2, superceded by the powerful and more tactically valuable aircraft carrier. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). It was discovered about 30 km (19 mi) off the northern coast of Sardinia, at a depth of around 1,000 m (3,281 ft). These aircraft caught up with the force when it was in the Strait of Bonifacio. In December 1935, Admiral Domenico Cavagnari proposed to Mussolini that, among other things, two more battleships of the Littorio class be built to attempt to counter a possible Franco-British alliance—if the two countries combined forces, they would easily outnumber the Italian fleet. Spanish Destroyer projects. Roma, named after two previous ships and the city of Rome,[N 1] was the third Littorio-class battleship of Italy's Regia Marina (Royal Navy). After repairs in Genoa through all of July and part of August, Roma was deployed as the flagship of Admiral Carlo Bergamini in a large battle group that eventually comprised the three Littorios, eight cruisers and eight destroyers. The American 16in/50 gun was probably the best battleship gun ever produced. There are only 2 Italian battleships in game at the moment, both of them premium, the tier V "Giulio Cesare", and the tier VIII "Roma". These were supplemented by four 120 mm (4.7 in) /40 Model 1891/92 guns in single mounts; these guns were old weapons and were primarily intended to fire star shells. [11][12], Roma and her two sisters were moved from Taranto to Naples, on 12 November, in response to the Allied invasion of North Africa; while en route, the three battleships were attacked by the British submarine HMS Umbra, though no hits were made. Napoli was a Regina Elena-class pre-dreadnought battleship built for the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy) in 1903–08. A 1940's fast battleship design employing the Italian navy's high-penetration standard-caliber artillery doctrine, developed as a potential counter to the British Lion and French Alsace class capital ships. Roma's keel was laid by the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico on 18 September 1938 and she was launched on 9 June 1940. She was armed with a … Her bow was noticeably redesigned to give Roma additional freeboard; partway into construction, it was modified on the basis of experience with Vittorio Veneto so that it had had a finer end at the waterline. Lepanto was an Italian battleship launched in 1883, the second and last ship of the Italia class.She served in the Regia Marina (Italian Royal Navy) during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Displ: 19,552 tons normal; 21,600 tons design full load Dim: 551.5 x 87 x 29 feet Prop: Steam turbines, 23 boilers, 4 shafts, 32,190 hp, 22.83 knots Crew: 981 Arm: 3 triple 12/46, 4 dual, 12 single 4.7/50, 13 3/40, 3 17.7 inch TT (sub) Armor: KC: 10 inch belt, 1.5 inch deck, 10 inch turrets, 12 inch CT First ship with triple main turrets, first with secondary guns (partially) in … As German forces in Italy launched Operation Achse, Admiral Bergamini was ordered to leave La Spezia, in order to prevent the fleet from falling in German hands, and reach Allied-controlled ports. [14] Two days later, Roma was transferred with Vittorio Veneto and Littorio to La Spezia, where she became the flagship of the Regia Marina. Firing range - 17.2 km. The extra speed of a fast battleship was normally required … France, which was given parity with Italy, also possessed 70,000 tons of capital ship tonnage. In fact, by the end of 1942, the only combat-ready battleships in the navy were the three Littorios because the fuel shortage had caused the four modernized battleships to be removed from service. The Italian BB line could be completed from tier III to X without too many problems. Being revealed as the tier IX Premium Italian battleship, Marco Polo is inspired by the design UP.41. The group was later joined by three additional cruisers from Genoa, Duca degli Abruzzi, Giuseppe Garibaldi, and Attilio Regolo. Maximum AP shell damage - 9,700. [3] Although Roma took part in training exercises and was moved to various bases including Taranto, Naples, and La Spezia, in the next year, she did not go on any combat missions as the Italian Navy was desperately short of fuel. Another gem from Stefano’s site- Italian R2 battleship design by General Barberis. Once at La Maddalena, Bergamini would receive further orders (to proceed to Malta) from Admiral Bruno Brivonesi, naval commander of Sardinia, as well as some documents regarding the conditions of the armistice for the Navy. The last two battleships were the first of the true treaty battleships, members of the Littorio class.They had been laid down in 1934, and were completed in 1940, just as Italy entered the war. (Color) #2/2, Italian Battleship Andrea Doria (google.image) 8.17, Bow turrets of Italian Heavy Cruiser Trieste shortly after commissioning. [4][5][N 2], Roma was 240.68 m (789 ft 8 in) long overall and had a beam of 32.82 m (107 ft 8 in) and a draft of 9.6 m (31 ft 6 in). from Ansaldo. She was the last member of the four-ship class, which included the lead ship Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele, and Roma. Italian battleship Andrea Doria, tier VI. These men increased the total number aboard to 2,021 and the total fatalities to 1,393. 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