Italian Navy Cruisers
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Vittorio Veneto 550 (1969 – 2003) LOA 589′ / 179.5 m TDISP 8,800 tons. Efforts to preserve this interesting ship failed, possibly due to the high cost of asbestos removal. Scrapped at Alang, India, late 2021.
Modified Pisa class armoured cruiser Royal Hellenic Navy ship Georgios Averof (1911-1952) LOA 460′ / 140.2 m TDISP 10,200 tons. Originally intended for Italian Navy in Livorno. Service in Balkan Wars and both World Wars. Museum ship since 1984 at Palaio Faliro, near Athens Greece. Very rare armoured cruiser.
Puglia, Regioni class armoured/protected Cruiser (1901-192) LOA 290′ / 88.4 m TDISP 3,000 tons. About 200′ of the forward section preserved in a hillside villa. Benito Mussolini donated the bow to Gabrielle d’Annunzio, who had it preserved on his estate at Vittoriale degli italiani as a museum.