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Andrea Doria-class cruiser
Caio Duilio
Class overview
Builders: Italcantieri
Operators:  Marina Militare
Preceded by: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Succeeded by: Vittorio Veneto
In service: 1964
In commission: 1958 - 1992
Completed: 3
Cancelled: 1
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Displacement: 5,000 tons (standard)
6,500 tons (loaded)
Length: 149.3 m
Beam: 17.3 m
Draught: 5.0 m
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared turbines
4 Foster Wheeler boilers, 60,000 hp (45,000 kW)
Speed: 31 kn (57 km/h)
Range: 6,000 nmi (11,000 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h)
Complement: 485
Armament: 1 × Mk 10 twin-arm launcher with 40 RIM-2 Terrier SAM
Oto Melara 8 x 76/62mm MMI or 76/62 mm Compact gun
2 x 324 mm triple torpedo tubes
Aircraft carried: 4 helicopters

The Andrea Doria was a class of helicopter cruisers of the Marina Militare. They were Italy's first major new designs of the post–World War II era. These ships were primarily designed for ASW tasks.


The class consisted of two vessels, Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio, both commissioned in 1964 and in service into the late 1980s. A third, Enrico Dandolo (C555), was cancelled. The Andrea Doria class formed the basis for the larger cruiser Vittorio Veneto, which replaced the Andrea Dorias' superstructure hangar with a hangar in the hull.[1]

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