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Ansaldo Ship Designs

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Many, many years ago a discussion forum for never-were ship designs was created called Warship Projects which is currently in version 3 here. I thought I'd post some of the more interesting projects here. This topic covers various designs by Ansaldo in Italy for Russia, Greece and Spain and the images are provided by an Italian gent called Stefano Sapir.
 

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A project from 1908 for Russia.

Dimensions
Length 176m Beam 28m Draught 8.15m
Displacement 23000tons
Power Unknown Speed 21knts
Coal capacity 2500tons Oil capacity 1000tons

Armament
18 x 305mm/52 in 6 triple turrets
16 x 120mm/50 in casemates
4 x 47mm Hotchkiss
8 x Machine guns
2 x Field guns
4 x Submerged 18" torpedo tubes

Armour
Main belt 5" forwards 8" amidships 6" aft
Upper Belt 4"
Casemates 3"
Anti-Torpedo Bulkhead 2"
Deck 1.5" + 1" + 1.5"(slopes)
Conning Tower 10"
 

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Another battleship for Russia from 1908.

Length 167m Beam 27m Draught 8.15m
Displacement 21650tons
Power Unknown Speed 21.25knts
Coal Capacity 2360tons Oil Capacity 830tons

Armament
12 x 305/52 in four triple turrets
16 x 120/50 in casemates
4 x 47mm Hotchkiss
8 x Machine guns
2 x Field guns
4 x submerged 18" torpedo tubes

Armour
Same as above
 

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Thanks for this link, will register today ! :)

Those designs look like the italian proposals for what eventually
became the Gangut class. Really sensible of the russian navy to
adopt a lesser armed type, than the 23.000ts design. The benefits
of this arrangement of the heavy artillery remains a secret to me !
 

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Last one in this series of designs from 1908

Length 178m Beam 27m Draught 8.15m
Displacement 22000tons
Power Unknown Speed 21.25knts
Coal Capacity 2660tons Oil Capacity 1060tons

Armament
12 x 305/52 in four triple turrets
16 x 120/50 in casemates
4 x 47mm Hotchkiss
8 x Machine guns
2 x Field guns
4 x submerged 18" torpedo tubes

Armour
Same as above
 

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Next an armoured cruiser design for Greece dating from 1907.

Dimensions
Length 140m Beam 21m Draught 7.6m
Displacement 10,000tons
27000hp = 25knots

Armour
175mm - 150mm Belt
150mm Casemates
150mm Conning Tower

Armament
4 x 254/45 in two duple turrets
12 x 152mm in twelve single casemates
12 x 76mm in single mountings
2 x 18" torpedo tubes submerged
 

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bringing thread back from the dead, but actually the last ..design survives to this date

Armored cruiser (the sole remaining from that era) Georgios Averoff

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o29/thrax777/Ave.jpg

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o29/thrax777/averof.jpg
 

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Top- Progetto 770
Middle -1923 BB often called "Livorno class"
Bottom: design for Sweden.
 

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Hi pt, i remember you mention about a light cruiser design with 5x3 6" guns for German navy by a private shipyard, is there any information about it?
 
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