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Andrea Doria class Helicopter Cruiser

 

Andrea Doria class helicopter cruiser

Italian Cruiser Giuseppe Garibaldi (center), C-554 Caio Duilio (left) and C-553 Andrea Doria (right)

 

 

The Andrea Doria was a class of helicopter cruisers of the Marina Militare. They were Italy's first major new designs of the post-World War II era. These ships were primarily designed for ASW tasks.

The class consisted of two vessels, Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio, both commissioned in 1964 and in service into the late 1980s. A third, Enrico Dandolo (C555), was cancelled. The Andrea Doria class formed the basis for the larger Italian cruiser Vittorio Veneto, which replaced the Andrea Dorias' superstructure hangar with a hangar in the hull.

 

Ships: 

unit

in service

builder

fate

C 553 ITS Andrea Doria

1964

Italcantieri, Riva Trigoso

decommissioned 1992; scrapped 2001

C 554 ITS Caio Duilio

1964

Italcantieri, Riva Trigoso

decommissioned 1990; scrapped 1990

C 555 ITS Enrico Dandolo

cancelled

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Specifications:

Displacement:

6500 tons (full load)

Length:

149,3 meters

Beam:

17,3 meters

Draft:

4,9 meters

Speed:

30+ knots (56+ km/h)

Propulsion:

2 steam turbines / 4 Foster-Wheeler boilers (60000 shp)

Aircraft:

2 SH-3 Sea King (Agusta AS-61) or 4 Agusta-Bell AB-212ASW helicopters

Crew:

approx. 500

Armament:

1 Mk-10 missile launcher (40 RIM-2 Terrier SAM)

8 76/62mm guns (3/62 caliber)

2 324mm triple torpedo tubes

 

variations:

Andrea Doria class helicopter cruiser as built

 

 

Andrea Doria class helicopter cruiser

 

 

 

 

Andrea Doria class helicopter cruiser caio duilio

 

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