- Italian cruiser Alberico da Barbiano
"Alberico da Barbiano" was an Italian "Condottieri" class
light cruiser, that served in the Regia Marinaduring World War II. She was named after Alberico da Barbiano, an Italian " condottiere" of the 14th century.
"Da Barbiano" was launched on
23 August 1930. During her trials she managed to reach a speed of Convert|42.05|kn|mph km/h, but to do that the propulsion was pushed to 123,479 hp, far beyond the safety limits. She could only maintain this speed for about 30 minutes.
July 9, 1940she was present at the battle of Punto Stilo. On September 1she was assigned as a training ship but on March 1 1941was placed in active service. She was sunk on 13 December 1941in the Battle of Cape Bonby an Allied destroyer flotilla. The "Alberico Da Barbiano" and "Alberto di Guissano" (another cruiser of the same class) were both lost in this action.
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