Gorizia

CountryItaly
Ship ClassZara-class Heavy Cruiser
Builder NameO.T.O., Livorno, Tuscany, Italy
Laid Down17 Mar 1930
Launched28 Dec 1930
Commissioned23 Dec 1931
Displacement11,900 tons standard; 14,560 tons full
Length600 feet
Beam67 feet
Draft23 feet
Machinery8 three-drum Thornycroft boilers, 2 Parsons turbines
Power Output95,000 SHP
Speed32 knots
Range4,500nm at 16 knots, 2,950nm at 25 knots, 1,700nm at 31 knots
Crew841
Armament8x203mm guns, 12x100mm guns, 8x37mm AA guns, 8x13.2mm AA machine guns
Armor100-150mm belt, 70mm deck, 120-140mm turrets, 140-150mm barbettes
Aircraft2 reconnaissance aircraft

Contributor:

ww2dbaseGorizia participated in the Battle of Calabria, the Battle of Cape Spartivento, the First Battle of Sirte, and the Second Battle of Sirte. During the latter engagement, her guns hit the British destroyers Kipling and Sikh, causing minor damage. During the war, she also participated in 20 escort missions for Italian and German convoys aimed to supply the war in North Africa. On 10 Apr 1943, she was heavily damaged during an Allied air raid on La Maddalena base. In Sep 1943, when Italy signed the armistice with the Allies, she was still undergoing repairs; the shipyard workers scuttled her to prevent German capture. She was towed to the harbor at La Spezia, Liguria in northern Italy, and was eventually sunk there after a joint raid by British and co-belligerent Italian forces. She was raised after 1946 and scrapped.

ww2dbaseSource: Wikipedia.

Last Major Revision: Dec 2007

Gorizia Operational Timeline

23 Dec 1931 Gorizia was commissioned into service.

Photographs

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




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




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