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ETNA protected cruisers (1887 - 1889)

Etna 1887

Etna 1907

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Etna   R. Cantiere di Castellamare di Stabia 19/1/1883 26/9/1885 3/12/1887 TS 1907-9/1914, discarded 5/1921
Vesuvio   Orlando, Livorno 10/7/1883 21/3/1886 16/3/1888 discarded 5/1911
Stromboli   Arsenale di Venezia 27/9/1883 4/2/1886 21/3/1888 discarded 3/1907
Ettore Fieramosca   Orlando, Livorno 31/12/1885 30/8/1888 16/11/1889 discarded 7/1909

 

Displacement normal, t

3373 - 3538

Displacement full, t

3737 - 3888

Length, m

86.4 pp 91.4 oa

Breadth, m

13.2

Draught, m

~5.83

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VDE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

6252 - 7480

Max speed, kts

16.6 - 18

Fuel, t

coal 630

Endurance, nm(kts) 3500(10)
Armour, mm compound; deck: 38, CT: 13

Armament

Etna, Vesuvio, Stromboli: 2 x 1 - 254/30 B, 6 x 1 - 152/32 B, 5 x 1 - 57/40 H, 5 x 1 - 37/20 H corto, 1 x 5 - 37/20 H corto, 2 x 1 - 11.4/94, 2 - 350 TT (beam)

Ettore Fieramosca: 2 x 1 - 254/30 B, 6 x 1 - 152/40 A, 6 x 1 - 57/40 H, 8 x 1 - 37/20 H corto, 2 x 1 - 11.4/94, 3 - 350 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

308

Ship project history: These vessels were designed by Eng Director Carlo Vigna and were a repetition of Giovanni Bausan.

Ship protection: There was thin sloping protective deck.

Modernizations: 1907, Etna: was armed with 4 x 1 - 152/40 A99, 2 x 1 - 120/40 A91, 2 x 1 - 76/40 A, 1 x 1 - 75/21 Uchatius 29cwt BL No1, 4 x 1 - 57/40 H, 2 x 1 - 47/40 H, 2 x 1 - 37/25 H lungo, 1 x 1 - 11.4/94

1907, Vesuvio: - 2 x 1 - 254/30, 6 x 1 - 152/32; + 8 x 1 - 152/40 A99, 1 x 1 - 75/21 Uchatius 29cwt BL No1, 1 x 1 - 37/20 H corto, 1 x 5 - 37/20 H corto, 1 x 1 - 11.4/94

Naval service: Etna served as a TS from 1907 to Sept 1914; during the First World War she was employed as a harbour headquarters ship, later as a harbour defence ship and lastly as a depot ship and headquarters for the C-in-C Italian Fleet at Taranto.

Stromboli 1895

 

Ivan Gogin, 2014