Ship ClassZara-class Heavy Cruiser
Sunk29 Mar 1941
Displacement11,508 tons standard; 14,168 tons full
Length600 feet
Beam67 feet
Draft23 feet
Machinery8 three-drum Thornycroft boilers, 2 Parsons turbines
Power Output95,000 shaft horsepower
Speed32 knots
Range4,500nm at 16 knots, 2,950nm at 25 knots, 1,700nm at 31 knots
Armament8x203mm guns, 6x100mm guns, 4x40mm AA guns, 8x12.7mm AA machine guns
Armor100-150mm belt, 70mm deck, 120-140mm turrets, 140-150mm barbettes
Aircraft2 reconnaissance aircraft


ww2dbaseDuring the night of 29 Mar 1941, Fiume, her sister ship Zara, and four destroyers guarded another Zara-class heavy cruiser, Pola, as Pola was disabled by a British torpedo plane earlier in the day. A British group centered around three battleships, with the aid of radar, attacked in the dark at relative close range, quickly obliterated the Italian fleet, sinking Fiume, Zara, Pola, and two destroyers.

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Last Major Revision: Dec 2007


Italian cruisers Zara, Fiume, Pola, and Gorizia at Trieste, Italy, date unknown

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I would like to get more information on the Fiume, as my cousin was aboard that ship.

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