|Ship Class||Trento-class Heavy Cruiser|
|Launched||1 Jan 1926|
|Commissioned||1 Jan 1928|
|Sunk||10 Apr 1943|
|Displacement||13,110 tons standard; 13,545 tons full|
|Machinery||12 boilers, 4 Parsons turbines|
|Power Output||130,000 SHP|
|Range||4,160nm at 16 knots|
|Armament||8x203mm, 16x100mm, 8x40mm, 8x12.7mm, 8x533mm torpedo tubes|
|Armor||100mm turrets, 70mm vertical, 50mm horizontal|
|Aircraft||3 reconnaissance aircraft|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseIn 1934, Trieste joined the Italian Navy Third Naval Division as the flagship. During the Spanish Civil War, she escorted Italian ships in the Mediterranean Sea with her sister ships. In 1940, she participated in the Battle of Cape Spartivento. On 21 Nov 1941, she was hit by a torpedo launched by British submarine Utmost, which brought her out of commission under repair until mid-1942. On 10 Apr 1943, while in port at La Maddalena on the island of Sardinia, Italy, she was attacked by B-24 bombers operated by the United States Army Air Forces; she sank after being wrecked by multiple bomb hits. After the war, she was sold to Spain where she was originally intended to be repaired and converted to a light aircraft carrier, but the project was eventually scrapped.
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|1 Jan 1928Â||Trieste was commissioned into service.|
|21 Nov 1941Â||British submarine HMS Utmost attacked and damaged Italian cruiser Trieste 10 miles east of Catania, Sicily, Italy at 2312 hours.|
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