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Warship Class - Navigatori - Destroyer

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Warship Class - Navigatori - Destroyer
Name Navigatori
Country Italy (Details)
Period World War II
Source of Text Wikipedia
Credit Link Link
Type Destroyer
Preceded By Turbine (Details)
Number Completed 12
First Commisioned 1929
Last Year Active 1954
Other Nations Germany

History: The Navigatori class were a group of Italian destroyers built in 1928-29, named after Italian explorers. They fought in World War II. Just one vessel, Nicoloso Da Recco, survived the conflict. These ships were built for the Regia Marina as a reply to the large contre-torpilleurs of the Jaguar and Guépard classes built for the French Navy. These ships were significantly larger than other contemporary Italian destroyers and were initially classed as esploratori or scouts. They were re-rated as destroyers in 1938.

The main armament was a new model 120 mm (4.7 in)/50 gun[1] in 3 twin turrets which allowed for 45° elevation. The torpedo launchers consisted of two triple banks, each unusually comprising two 533 mm (21 in) separated by one 450 mm (18 in). Two rangefinder positions were provided; one above the bridge and one in the after superstructure.

Italy, a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s "David" and Brunelleschi's Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

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Item created by: gdm on 2019-07-17 11:45:13. Last edited by gdm on 2019-07-17 11:48:07

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