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15 in Italian battleship Roma: the prominent stern turret was a feature of the modern Littorio class.  The third of the trio commissioned, she was the only one not to survive WW2, being sunk by German radio controlled glider bombs whilst en route to Malta to surrender in September 1943.

15 in Italian battleship Roma: the prominent stern turret was a feature of the modern Littorio class. The third of the trio commissioned, she was the only one not to survive WW2, being sunk by German radio controlled glider bombs whilst en route to Malta to surrender in September 1943.

12.8 in battleship Andrea Doria - one of several WW1 veterans rebuilt by the Italians to near contemporary standards in the 1930s.  Undamaged at the famous Taranto raid in November 1940 (unlike her sister Caio Duilio), her activities were increasingly curtailed by fuel shortages.  Both ships surrendered at Malta in September 1943.

12.8 in battleship Andrea Doria - one of several WW1 veterans rebuilt by the Italians to near contemporary standards in the 1930s. Undamaged at the famous Taranto raid in November 1940 (unlike her sister Caio Duilio), her activities were increasingly curtailed by fuel shortages. Both ships surrendered at Malta in September 1943.

El Furutaka (古鷹 halcón viejo?) fue el primero de los cruceros pesados de la Armada Imperial Japonesa. Formaba junto a su gemelo Kako la Clase Furutaka.

El Furutaka (古鷹 halcón viejo?) fue el primero de los cruceros pesados de la Armada Imperial Japonesa. Formaba junto a su gemelo Kako la Clase Furutaka.

Italian Battleship, Littorio - one of Italy's most modern WW2 battleships, heavily damaged at Taranto by Fleet Air Arm attack in 1940.

Italian Battleship, RMN Littorio - one of Italy's most modern battleships, heavily damaged at Taranto by Fleet Air Arm attack in - Battles often took place on seas, ships were an important advantage in the war.

RMN Caio Duilio - Corazzata classe Duilio - Ricostruita e rientrata in servizio	il 15 luglio 1940 Radiata	16 settembre 1956 Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento	normale: 28.700 t a pieno carico: 29.000 t Lunghezza 186,9 m Larghezza	28 m Pescaggio	10,4 m Propulsione	8 caldaie a vapore Yarrow 2 Turbine Belluzzo 2 Eliche Potenza: 85.000 CV Velocità	27 nodi (50 km/h) Autonomia	3390 mn a 20 nodi (6278 km a 37 km/h) Equipaggio 1.495 uomini

RMN Caio Duilio - Corazzata classe Duilio - Ricostruita e rientrata in servizio il 15 luglio 1940 Radiata 16 settembre 1956 Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento normale: 28.700 t a pieno carico: 29.000 t Lunghezza 186,9 m Larghezza 28 m Pescaggio 10,4 m Propulsione 8 caldaie a vapore Yarrow 2 Turbine Belluzzo 2 Eliche Potenza: 85.000 CV Velocità 27 nodi (50 km/h) Autonomia 3390 mn a 20 nodi (6278 km a 37 km/h) Equipaggio 1.495 uomini

Italian Battleship Vittorio Veneto by StephenBarlow.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Italian Battleship Vittorio Veneto by StephenBarlow.deviantart.com on @DeviantArt

Italian battleship Giulio Cesare - a heavily modernised WW1 design.

in battleship Conte di Cavour, one of four heavily modernised dreadnoughts in Italian service at the outbreak of She was torpedoed and sunk in shallow water during the famous Taranto raid of November and though refloated she never returned to service.

Italian Battleship Roma - Various details of her forward Conning Tower (usually a heavily armoured part of a battleship - as housed sighting/ranging gear for firing of primary armament)

Italian Battleship Roma - Various details of her forward Conning Tower (usually a heavily armoured part of a battleship - as housed sighting/ranging gear for firing of primary armament)

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