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BARI light cruiser (1914 / 1920)

Bari 1920

Bari 1942

Bari 1942

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bari (ex-Pillau, ex-- <Muravyov-Amurskiy>)   Schichau, Danzig, Germany 1913 11/4/1914 14/12/1914 // 20/7/1920 damaged 28/6/1943, never repaired

 

Displacement normal, t

5156

Displacement full, t

5305

Length, m

134.3 wl 135.3 oa

Breadth, m

13.6

Draught, m

5.98 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Marine steam turbines, 10 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

28000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal 620 + oil 580

Endurance, nm(kts) 2600(14)

Armour, mm

deck: 80 - 20, CT: 75, gunshields: 50

Armament

8 x 1 - 149/43 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 2 x 1 - 500 TT, 120 mines

Complement

440

Ship project history: Ordered by Russia in Germany as Muravyov-Amurskiy, confiscated by Germany after the beginning of the First World War and renamed Pillau. She was transferred to Italy 20/7/1920 by reparations and commissioned in 1924 and served as TS. In 1934-1935 Bari was passed conversion to "colonial" cruiser at La Spezia. By spring 1943 there was begun conversion of Bari to AA ship (she should carry 8 single 90mm/50, 8 37mm/54 and 8 20mm/70 guns).

Ship protection: Main deck (80mm thick amidships and 20mm at ship ends) had 40mm slopes. CT had 75mm sides and 50mm roof.

Modernizations: (1921 - 1923): - 2 x 1 - 88/42; + 3 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917

(1934 - 1935): 6 coal fore boilers and fore funnel were removed (21000hp, 24.5kts), oil fuel stowage was greatly increased, endurance was 4000(14)nm; - 2 x 1 - 500 TT; +  3 x 2 - 20/65 Breda 1935, 3 x 2 - 13.2/76, displacement was 3248 / 5220 t.

1940 - 1941: + 6 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1940

Naval service: Bari was severely damaged by American aircraft 28/6/1943 at Leghorn and sank in shallow water two days later. Salvage works were stopped after September, 1943. Wreck was again damaged 8/9/1943 by Italians to avoid capture and partially BU by Germans in 1944.

Bari

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14