Italia was lauched as the Littorio and renamed 30 July 1943.
She was damaged 9 September 1943 by a German SD 1400 Fritz-X guided bomb (released from Do 217K-2 aircraft) while en route to surrender at Malta.
She was decommissioned 1 June 1948 and scrapped in La Spezia.


Battleship / Littorio


Laid down - 28 Oct 1934
Launched - 22 Aug 1937
Completed - 6 May 1940

Sources used

Aldo 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

Reference material on this unit

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