Bartolomeo Colleoni was immobilized by gunfire 19 July 1940 off Cape Spada (Crete) by the Australian light cruiser HMAS Sydney and sunk by torpedoes from British destroyers HMS Hyperion and HMS Ilex.


Cruiser / Condottieri


Laid down - 21 June 1928
Launched - 21 Dec 1930
Completed - 10 Feb 1932

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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