ANDREA DORIA class

The two units of the Andrea Doria class, Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio, were the first cruisers built in Italy after WWII. They were projected mainly for anti-submarine warfare (ASW) carrying up to 4 helicopters for that mission, under the name “guided missile helicopter cruiser (CGH)”. Although its construction began in 1958, they did not enter service until 1964. Its design was based on the Impavido class destroyers, although the Andrea Doria class, were much more capable to develope antiaircraft, anti-ship, and ASW missions. These vessels had advanced systems for their time and could serve as flagships for naval combat groups.These ships served as the basis for developing the more modern Vittorio Veneto guided missile helicopter cruiser, with very similar lines, although more powerful and effective.

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Country of origin

Italy

Builder

Cantieri Navali del Tirreno, Riva Trigoso

Type

Guided missile helicopter cruiser

Entered service

1964

Complement

478

Displacement, (full load)

6,500 tonnes

Dimensions (length x beam x draught)

149.30 x 17.20 x 4.96 meters

Flight deck, (length x width)

40.00 x 17.00 meters

Machinery

4 x Foster Wheeler boilers – 2 shaft geared turbines

Power, (total)

60,000 shp

Shafts - Screws

2 shafts – 2 screws

Speed

31 Knots (57 km/h)

Bunkerage

1,100 tonnes of fuel oil

Range

5,945 n. miles (10,998 km) at 20 knots

Helicopters

4 x AB.212 ASW

Guns/CIWS

8 x 76/62mm Oto Melara MMI guns

Torpedoes

6 x 324mm torpedo tubes in triple Mk.32 assemblies with 12 torpedoes

SAM launcher

1 × twin Mk.10 RIM.2 Terrier missile launcher with 40 missiles
Standard SM-1ER missiles (Caio Duilio since 1976)

Production

2 ships: Andrea Doria – Caio Duilio