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Karle94
Post subject: Andrea Doria Class: Italian Follow UpsPosted: March 29th, 2020, 4:14 am
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Folowing up on the Conte Di Cavour class is the Andrea Doria class. With the sister ship Caio Duilio they formed a pair of follow-up class to the Cavour class, and designed as a response to the French Bretagne class. Armed with the same 13x12in guns and a length of 176m, nothing has changed much. Speed is the same, and armor is the same. Where they differed lay in the secondary battery, the Andrea Doria has 16x6in guns, as opposed to the 18x4,7in guns of the Cavour class. Another major change is the shortening of the forecastle deck, with the q turret dropped down to the same deck as rearmost turret. Likewise the rear half of the 6in guns are housed in the hull further down tham the fore battery, making them rather wet in anything other thanthe calmest of seas. Seeing as this is not much of an improvement over the previous class, where a major improvement was made was the placement of the foremast in front of the fore funnel, as opposed to behind, like the Cavour class. Just like the Cavour class and the Dante Alighieri, the two ships did not see combat during WWI, instead, they patrolled the Adriatic sea, bottling up the Austrio-Hungarian navy.

Andrea Doria as commisioned in 1915:
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Post subject: Re: Andrea Doria Class: Italian Follow UpsPosted: March 29th, 2020, 4:32 am
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Awesome! Can't wait to see more of this class! Question: will you be doing the reconstruction versions of this class and the Cesares?

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Post subject: Re: Andrea Doria Class: Italian Follow UpsPosted: March 29th, 2020, 5:59 am
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emperor_andreas wrote: *
Awesome! Can't wait to see more of this class! Question: will you be doing the reconstruction versions of this class and the Cesares?
I might do the rebuilds in the future, as for more of this class, unless I actually find something about what they looked like, I won't be doing much with these in the future.


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