Heavy Cruiser Bolzano (Italy)
- Published: 22 August 2010 22 August 2010
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
Career Timeline1930 laid down at Ansaldo
1942 torpedoed by HMS Unbroken and severely damaged, never to be repaired
1944 lost to an attack by Italian frogmen
ClassTrento Class Heavy Cruiser with minor modifications
Technical DataDisplacement: 13,234 tons normal load (13,885 tons fully loaded)
Dimensions: 196.9/187.6 m long (overall); 20.6 m wide; 6.8 m draught
Horizontal: 50 mm.
Vertical: 70 mm.
Artillery: 80 mm.
Torrione (observation posts?): 100 mm
Armament at design: 8x203/50; 16x100/47;4 automatic cannons 40/39; 4 machine guns 13.2 mm; 8 torpedo tubes 533 mm.
Armament changes 1937: 8x 37/54 replace the rearward 100/47, 8 machine guns 13,2 mm replace the 4 automatic cannons 40/39 and the 4 machine guns 12.7mm
Propulsion plant: 10x boilers; 4x turbines; 4x propellers; 150,000 HP
Speed: 35 knots
Endurance: 4,432 miles at 16 knots
Fuel capacity: 2,260 tons of fuel oil
Sources usedAldo Fraccaroli - Italian Warships of World War II
Andris J. Kursietis - La Regia Marina 1919-1945: The order of battle and Admirals of the Royal Italian Navy
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