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REGIA MARINA (ITALY)

CAPITAL SHIPS

REGINA ELENA battleships (1907-1908)

Vittorio Emanuele 1908

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Regina Elena   R. Arsenale di La Spezia 27/3/1901 19/6/1904 11/9/1907 stricken 2/1923
Vittorio Emanuele   R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 18/9/1901 12/10/1904 1/8/1908 stricken 4/1923
Roma   R. Arsenale di La Spezia 20/9/1903 21/4/1907 17/12/1908 hulk 9/1927
Napoli   R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 21/10/1903 10/9/1905 1/9/1908 stricken 9/1926

 

Displacement normal, t

Regina Elena: 12691

Vittorio Emanuele: 13035

Roma: 12791

Napoli: 12833

Displacement full, t

Regina Elena: 13864

Vittorio Emanuele: 14192

Roma: 13950

Napoli: 14112

Length, m

132.6 pp 144.6 oa

Breadth, m

22.4

Draught, m

Regina Elena, Roma: 7.91 normal load 8.40 max

Vittorio Emanuele, Napoli: 8.00 normal load 8.58 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele: VTE, 28 Belleville boilers

Roma: VTE, 18 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Napoli: VTE, 22 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

Regina Elena: 19299

Vittorio Emanuele: 19424

Roma: 21968

Napoli: 19618

Max speed, kts

Regina Elena: 20.8

Vittorio Emanuele, Roma: 21.4

Napoli: 22.2

Fuel, t

Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele: coal 2276

Roma, Napoli: coal 2162

Endurance, nm(kts)

Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele: 10000(10)

Roma, Napoli: 9000(10)

Armour, mm

Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele: Harvey Nickel steel; belt: 250 - 100, main turrets: 250, barbettes: 80, secondary turrets: 150, battery: 80, CT: 250, deck: 38 with 50mm slopes

Roma, Napoli: belt: 250 - 100, main turrets: 250, barbettes: 80, secondary turrets: 150, battery: 80, CT: 250, deck: 38 with 50mm slopes

Armament

Regina Elena, Vittorio Emanuele: 2 x 1 - 305/40 E, 6 x 2 - 203/45, 16 x 1 - 76/40 A, 2 - 450 TT sub (beam)

Roma, Napoli: 2 x 1 - 305/40 E, 6 x 2 - 203/45, 24 x 1 - 76/40 A, 2 x 1 - 47/40 H, 2 - 450 TT sub (beam)

Complement

742 - 764

 Ship project history: Original ships which were falling out of a number of pre-dreadnoughts of other countries. They had high speed, the weak main guns at very strong medium guns and in this connection they were more armoured cruisers, rather than battleships. At moment of laying Italians called these ships as the strongest in the world, however because of occurrence of dreadnoughts they have become outdated even faster, than their contemporaries in other navies.

Ship protection: Main belt had 250mm thickness between barbettes and 100mm at ship ends, it was 2.8m high and was closed by 50mm bulkheads. Upper belt had 200mm thickness between secondary turrets, decreasing to 80mm nearer to main turrets. 38mm main deck was connected with lower edge of main belt by 38mm slopes, its thickness rose to 50mm under battery. Battery had 50mm roof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 20th they all were stricken, only Roma served till 1932 as training hulk.

Regina Elena 1907

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14