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QUARTO scout cruiser (1913)


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Quarto 1914

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Quarto     R. Arsenale di Venezia 14.11.1909 19.8.1911 31.3.1913 stricken 1.1939


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

3271

Displacement full, t

3442

Length, m

126.0 pp 131.6 oa

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

4.10

No of shafts

4

Machinery

4 Parsons steam turbines, 10 Blechynden boilers

Power, h. p.

25000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal + oil 800

Endurance, nm(kts)2300(15)
Armour, mm

deck: 40, CT: 100

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/50 A1909, 6 x 1 - 76/50 V1909, 2 - 450 TT aw (beam), 200 mines

Complement

247



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<i>Quarto</i> 1914
Quarto 1914


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<i>Quarto</i> 1914
Quarto 1914


Project history


Best light (actually protected) cruiser of WWI Italian Navy. Quarto was commissioned as scout and reclassified as cruiser in September 1938. On trials she reached 28.61kts with 29215hp power. 8 boilers from 10 were used purely oil and 2 coal and oil. Quarto differed by high quality of machinery and till the end of the long service could develop 28kts.

Ship protection


Main protection consisted of deck with slopes.

Modernizations


1913: - 2 - 450 TT aw; + 2 - 450 TT sub (beam)

1927: + 1 seaplane (M.18)

1936: - 3 x 1 - 76/50; + 3 x 2 - 13.2/76

Naval service


No significant events.