|Name||No||Yard No||Builder||Laid down||Launched||Comp||Fate|
|Vittorio Veneto||C550||Navalmeccanica, Castellammare di Stabia||10.6.1965||5.2.1967||12.7.1969||stricken 6.2006|
|Displacement standard, t||
|Displacement full, t||
170.6 pp 179.6 oa
|No of shafts||
2 sets Tosi geared steam turbines, 4 Foster Wheeler boilers
|Power, h. p.||
|Max speed, kts||
1 x 2 Terrier/ASROC SAM/ASuM (40 RIM-2, 20 RUR-5), 8 x 1 - 76/62 MMK, 2 x 3 - 324 TT, 9 helicopters (9 AB-212 or 6 SH-3D Sea King)
|Electronic equipment||SPS-40, SPS-52, SPQ-2B, 2x SPG-55B, 4x RTN-10X radars, SQS-23 sonar, SADOC-1 CCS|
The larger cruiser was built instead of a third Andrea Doria. On the enlarged hull, the hangar could be worked in below the flight deck aft instead of forward of it. The enlarged flight deck (40.0x18.5m) can accommodate 6 SH-3D or nine AB-212 helicopters, compared to four AB-212 on an Andrea Doria. The deeper hull forward accommodates a third missile drum below the usual pair; the Mod 7 version of the Mk 10 launcher in the ship (Aster) fires both the Terrier anti-aircraft weapon and the ASROC ASW misile (Vittorio Veneto was the only ASROC-firing ship in the Italian Navy).
A projected second ship would have been named Italia. When she dropped out of the long-range programme, a larger missile cruiser/carrier, Trieste, was projected, but she, too, was cancelled. Ultimately the Italian Navy chose to separate the carrier and area air defence roles, building a light carrier.
(1981-1984): - 1 x 2 Terrier/ASROC SAM/ASuM, SPS-40 radar; + 4 x 1 Otomat Mk 2 SSM (4 Otomat Mk 2), 1 x 2 Standard SM-1ER/ASROC SAM/ASuM (40 RIM-67A, 20 RUR-5), 3 x 2 - 40/70 Breda Compact, RAN-3L (SPS-768), 2x RTN-20X (SPG-74) radars
No significant events.