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QUARTO scout cruiser (1913)

Quarto 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Quarto   R. Arsenale di Venezia 14/11/1909 19/8/1911 31/3/1913 stricken 1/1939

 

Displacement normal, t

3271

Displacement full, t

3442

Length, m

126.0 pp 131.6 oa

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

4.10

No of shafts

4

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 10 Blechynden boilers

Power, h. p.

25000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

coal + oil 800

Endurance, nm(kts) 2300(15)

Armour, mm

deck: 40, CT: 100

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/50 A1909, 6 x 1 - 76/50 V1909, 2 - 450 TT aw (beam), 200 mines

Complement

247

Ship project history: Best light (actually protected) cruiser of WWI Italian Navy. Quarto was commissioned as scout and reclassified as cruiser in September 1938. On trials she reached 28.61kts with 29215hp power. 8 boilers from 10 were used purely oil and 2 coal and oil. Quarto differed by high quality of machinery and till the end of the long service could develop 28kts.

Ship protection: Main protection consisted of deck with slopes.

Modernizations: 1913: - 2 - 450 TT aw; + 2 - 450 TT sub (beam)

1927: + 1 seaplane (M.18)

1936: - 3 x 1 - 76/50; + 3 x 2 - 13.2/76

Naval service: No significant events.

Quarto 1914

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14