Monday, 12 February 2018

Italian battleships to be modernized according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1936 no. 3

Conte di Cavour-class

Andrea Dora-class with our thanks to Enrico

An item referred to the magazine Revista Marittime dated February 1936 reporting that the modernisation of the 4 Italian battleships costs 300 million lire. The fore ship was to be lengthened with 16 metres, to be fitted out with a catapult for launching aircraft and the maximum speed was estimated to be around 30 knots.(1)

1. This must be the Conte di Cavour-class consisting of the Conte di Cavour (1910) and Giulio Cesare (1910) and the Andrea Doria-class consisting of the Andrea Doria (1912) and Caio Duilio (19120.