RN Conte di Cavour

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RN Conte di Cavour
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RN Conte di Cavour
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7.0 7.0 7.0
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Description

RN Conte di Cavour, lead ship of the Conte di Cavour-class battleships, was laid down on 10 August 1910, launched on 10 August 1911, and completed and delivered to the Regia Marina on 1 April 1915. On 24 May 1915, she became the flagship of Vice-Admiral Luigi Amedeo di Savoia-Aosta. During WWI, she did not participate in active missions, due to the passive policy adopted by the Italian and Austrian navies, spending 966 hours in exercises and only 40 hours in three bloodless war actions. From 1933 to 1937, she was modernised by the CRDA shipyards in Trieste, retaining only 40% of the original construction; in particular, the amidships turret was removed, while the remaining 305 mm cannons were increased to 320 mm. Additionally, engine power was increased to 93,000 hp.

She re-entered service on 1 June 1937 and was deployed to Taranto where she was at the outbreak of WW2. On 9 July 1940, she took part in the Battle of Punta Stilo, the first battleship engagement between the Regia Marina and the British Mediterranean Fleet. She was partially sunk by a torpedo dropped from a British torpedo bomber during the attack on the naval base of Taranto on the night of 11-12 November 1940. The salvage work lasted until the end of 1941 when she was towed to Trieste for restoration work, but she never returned to service and on 8 September 1943 was abandoned in the port of Trieste. On 10 September 1943, she was captured by the Germans but was abandoned by them and sunk during the bombardment of Trieste on 15 February 1945 by the Allies. She was finally struck off the state naval register on 27 February 1947.

Introduced in Update "Kings of Battle" in her uncompleted 1943-1944 refit, the main armament of RN Conte di Cavour is quite good, able to inflict damage effectively with her SAP shells. When using the AP, remember to target weak points to maximize damage. The secondary armament is also not bad, as the 135 mm cannons can damage battleships and cruisers, and can be effective in sinking destroyers. The anti-aircraft armament consists of 65 mm and 20 mm cannons, perfect for medium and long range targets. Conte di Cavour's survivability and manoeuvrability are both good, for a battleship of her size.

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel130 / 250 / 100 mm
Main fire tower280 / 240 / 220 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement29 032 t
Crew1 260 people

Talk about the vehicle's armour. Note the most well-defended and most vulnerable zones, e.g. the ammo magazine. Evaluate the composition of components and assemblies responsible for movement and manoeuvrability. Evaluate the survivability of the primary and secondary armaments separately. Don't forget to mention the size of the crew, which plays an important role in fleet mechanics. Save tips on preserving survivability for the "Usage in battles" section. If necessary, use a graphical template to show the most well-protected or most vulnerable points in the armour.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB60 / 29 km/h
RB52 / 25 km/h

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Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 60 29
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 52 25

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB27 493 → 34 531 Sl icon.png
RB33 334 → 41 867 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications305 000 Rp icon.png
476 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 600 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 400 Ge icon.png
Research Aces950 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
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220 / 220 / 220 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
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Rudder Replacement
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Propeller Replacement
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Engine Maintenance
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Damage Control Division
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Fire Division
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Shrapnel Protection
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Ventilation
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New Pumps
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Ammo Wetting
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
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320 mm APHEBC Palla
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Primary Armament Targeting
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135mm_it_45cal_oto_he_df_ammo_pack
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Improved Rangefinder
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Armament

Primary armament

2 х Turret3 x 320 mm/44 OTO model 1934 gun
Ammunition195 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 25°
2 х Turret2 x 320 mm/44 OTO model 1934 gun
Ammunition130 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 25°

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Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
Granata Perforante SAP 427 386 327 279 241 189
APHEBC Palla APCBC 678 619 533 462 403 322
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
Granata Perforante SAP 830 475 0.03 17 23.4 47° 60° 65°
APHEBC Palla APCBC 830 525 0.03 17 6.38 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

6 х Turret2 x 135 mm/45 O.T.O. Mod. 1937 cannon
Ammunition300 rounds

Some ships are fitted with weapons of various calibres. Secondary armaments are defined as weapons chosen with the control Select secondary weapon. Evaluate the secondary armaments and give advice on how to use them. Describe the ammunition available for the secondary armament. Provide recommendations on how to use them and which ammunition to choose. Remember that any anti-air armament, even heavy calibre weapons, belong in the next section. If there is no secondary armament, remove this section.

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
1,000 m 2,500 m 5,000 m 7,500 m 10,000 m 15,000 m
HE Dirompente HE 23 23 23 23 23 23
APHEBC Perforante APHEBC 171 139 100 73 56 45
HE-TF Contro-aerea HE-TF 23 23 23 23 23 23
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(s)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive mass
(TNT equivalent) (kg)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
HE Dirompente HE 825 32.42 0 0.1 1.8 79° 80° 81°
APHEBC Perforante APHEBC 825 32.73 0.01 6 1.47 48° 63° 71°
HE-TF Contro-aerea HE-TF 825 32.42 0 0.1 1.8 79° 80° 81°

Anti-aircraft armament

12 х Turret65 mm/64 Ansaldo-Terni Mod.1939 cannon
Ammunition500 rounds
14 х Turret2 x 20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition4800 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min
3 х Turret20 mm/65 Breda anti-aircraft gun
Ammunition2400 rounds
Belt capacity12 rounds
Fire rate240 shots/min

An important part of the ship's armament responsible for air defence. Anti-aircraft armament is defined by the weapon chosen with the control Select anti-aircraft weapons. Talk about the ship's anti-air cannons and machine guns, the number of guns and their positions, their effective range, and about their overall effectiveness – including against surface targets. If there are no anti-aircraft armaments, remove this section.

Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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History

Devblog History

After the London Naval Treaty, Italy decided to strengthen its battle fleet. For external and internal reasons, the creation of a new class was abandoned in favor of the decision to comprehensively modify two existing ships — battleships Conte di Cavour and Giulio Cesare. The Conte di Cavour — the lead ship of the series built in 1911 — was redesigned by 60-70%, with work on the ship completed in 1937. With the outbreak of hostilities of World War II, she took part in the Battle of Calabria. In November she was attacked by Swordfish torpedo aircraft in the port of Taranto and went down from a direct hit from a torpedo to the side. She was raised in July 1941 and after being towed to Trieste, she was not put into service and did not take part in any further battles. In 1943 she was captured by the Germans, and in February 1945 was lost to Allied bombing.

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See also

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External links


Arsenale militare marittimo della Spezia
Battleships 
Conte di Cavour-class  RN Conte di Cavour
Duilio-class  RN Andrea Doria

Italy battleships
  RN Dante Alighieri*
Conte di Cavour-class  RN Conte di Cavour · RN Leonardo da Vinci
Duilio-class  RN Duilio · RN Andrea Doria
  *  = Unique ship