Thursday, 4 May 2017

New guns for planned Italian super dreadnoughts according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 6

An item referred to the Moniteur de la Flotte dated 4 October reporting that the new 38,1cm guns for the 4 planned Italian super dreadnoughts had a weight of 60 tons firing a projectile with a weight of around 900 kilo. It was able to fire 300 times with war prepared projectiles without disadvantaging the accuracy.(1)

1. The never realized Francesco Caracciolo-class consisting of the Francesco Caracciolo, Cristoforo Colombo, Marcantonio Colonna and Francesco Morini, never completed, with a main armament of 8-38,1cn/15” guns.