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ELLI light cruiser (1936/1951)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Έλλη [Elli] (ex-Eugenio di Savoia) C24   Ansaldo, Genoa, Italy 6.7.1933 16.3.1935 16.1.1936 // 7.1951 discarded 1964


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8610

Displacement full, t

10672

Length, m

171.8 pp 186.9 oa

Breadth, m

17.5

Draught, m

6.50 mean deep

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Beluzzo geared steam turbines, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

110000

Max speed, kts

36.5

Fuel, t

oil 1653

Endurance, nm(kts)3900(14)
Armour, mm

belt: 70 + 35, bulkheads: 50 - 30, decks: 35 - 30, barbettes: 70 - 50, turrets: 90, CT: 100 - 25, communication tube: 30 - 20

Armament

4 x 2 - 152/53 OTO 1929, 3 x 2 - 100/47 OTO 1928, 4 x 2 - 37/54 Breda 1932, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT (12), 112 - 146 mines

Electronic equipmentEC.3/ter radar
Complement

578 - 694



Standard scale images


<i>Elli </i>1955
Elli 1955


Project history

Originally launched in 1935, Eugenio di Savoia was transferred to Greece under the terms of the Italian Peace Treaty to compensate Greece for the sinking of the previous Elli in 1940 by an Italian submarine. She was finally delivered to Greece in 1951, but she absorbed most of the skilled technicians that were needed to run the smaller Greek warships so she saw little service.

Ship protection

Main 70mm belt extended up to main deck between center of "A" and fore side "X" barbettes, 30mm longitudinal splinter bulkhead (35mm abreast magazines) placed inside hull in 2m from side. The belt was closed by 50mm upper and 30mm lower bulkheads. All side above the main belt and the platform between lower edge of the belt and longitudinal splinter bulkhead had 20mm thickness. Flat 35mm main deck connected with upper edge of main belt, main deck outside citadel had 30-mm thickness. Barbettes had 70mm protection above weather decks, 60mm between weather and main decks and 50mm below main deck. CT had 100mm sides, 30mm roof and 25mm deck, rest of tower superstructure had 50-40mm protection.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

She was the Greek flagship during 1951-64.