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DANTE ALIGHIERI battleship (1913)

Dante Alighieri 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Dante Alighieri   R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 6/6/1909 20/8/1910 15/1/1913 stricken 11/1928

 

Displacement normal, t

19552

Displacement full, t

21800

Length, m

158.4 wl 168.1 oa

Breadth, m

26.6

Draught, m

8.80 normal 9.75 max

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 23 Blechynden boilers

Power, h. p.

32190

Max speed, kts

22.8

Fuel, t

coal 2400 + oil 600

Endurance, nm(kts) 4800(10)

Armour, mm

belt: 250 - 76, main turrets: 250, secondary turrets: 100, battery: 100, CT: 280, deck: 50 with 50-mm slopes

Armament

4 x 3 - 305/46 A1909, 4 x 2 - 120/50 A1909 , 12 x 1 - 120/50  A1909, 13 x 1 - 76/40 A1897, 3 - 450 TT sub (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

981

Ship project history: The first Italian dreadnought and first-ever (when she was laid down) ship with triple turrets, the truth, she was commissioned hardly after Austrian Viribus Unitis. The typical representative of the Italian shipbuilding school: ship protection has been sacrificed to armament and speed. As a whole on set of battle qualities she yielded to contemporary battleships of other countries.

Ship protection: Thickness of main belt was 250mm between end barbettes decreasing respectively to 100 and 76mm at fore and aft ends. Upper belt was 203mm maximally. Main deck was connected with lower edge of main belt by 50mm slopes. There were 24mm battery deck and 30mm upper deck over battery.

Modernizations: 1913: + Curtiss seaplane

1915: - 13 x 1 - 76/40; + 16 x 1 - 76/50 A1909, 4 x 1 - 76/50 A1909 AA

1923: - 8 x 1 - 76/50; + 2 x 1 - 40/39 V1917

Naval service: No significant events.

Dante Alighieri 1914

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14