Sunday, April 20, 2014

Italian light cruiser Alberto da Giussano, 1930s.

A very fast ship with a nominal maximum speed of 37 knots, she reportedly reached 42 knots during testing but was limited to 33 knots under full load, and and this at the cost of very limited protection (which was corrected somewhat in later ships of the class). On her catapult, you can see a CANT 25AR scout seaplane.
Ship details:
Plane details:

1 comment:

  1. She looks fast even at her slow speed. Wonder how the flying boat managed in heavy seas. Had a look at the "wet ship" you mentioned. I think by the shape of the forward turrets, she might be one of the US Battlecruisers. Thanks again, Denis, and have a good evening. Alex