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CAMPANIA protected cruisers (1917)

Campania 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Campania   Arsenale di Castellamare di Stabia 9/8/1913 23/7/1914 18/4/1917 stricken 3/1937
Basilicata   Arsenale di Castellamare di Stabia 9/8/1913 23/7/1914 1/8/1917 internal explosion 13/8/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

2778

Displacement full, t

3187

Length, m

76.8 pp 83.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

Campania: 5000

Basilicata: 4129

Max speed, kts

Campania: 15.7

Basilicata: 15.5

Fuel, t

coal 500

Endurance, nm(kts) 1850(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 25, CT: 50

Armament

6 x 1 - 152/40 A1899, 2 x 1 - 76/40 A1897, 3 x 1 - 76/40 A1916, 2 x 1 - 47/50 V1908, 2 x 1 - 8/80

Complement

204

Ship project history: So-called "colonial" cruisers: weak ships intending for service on colonial stations. Could be used and as training ships (had accommodations for 100 cadets). Project was developed on the basis of out-of-date Calabria. Battle value of these cruisers was insignificant.

Ship protection: Main protection consisted of deck with slopes.

Modernizations: 1922, Campania: - 2 x 1 - 152/40

1930s, Campania: - 2 x 1 - 152/40

Naval service: Basilicata was sunk due to explosion of her boiler 13/8/1919 at Tawfik (Suez canal), refloated in September 1920 and discarded next year as non-repairable. Campania was reclassed as gunboat from July 1921 and served as TS from 1932.

Campania 1922

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14