RN Dante Alighieri

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RN Dante Alighieri
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RN Dante Alighieri
AB RB SB
6.3 6.3 6.3
Class:
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Description

The RN Dante Alighieri, 1923 is a rank V Italian battleship with a battle rating of 6.3 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Red Skies".

General info

Survivability and armour

Armourfront / side / back
Citadel100 / 250 / 24 mm
Main fire tower250 / 220 / 220 mm
Hull25 mm (steel)
Superstructure16 mm (steel)
Number of section9
Displacement21 800 t
Crew970 people

The RN Dante Alighieri has a crew of 970 sailors, giving the ability to withstand many salvoes of enemy shells. The ship has 100 mm of armour on the citadel in the front, 250 mm on both sides, and only 24 mm in the back, the hull has 25 mm of steel and in the superstructure 16 mm of steel. Thanks to all this, the armour can withstand significant enemy damage.

Mobility

Speedforward / back
AB51 / 29 km/h
RB44 / 25 km/h

The RN Dante Alighieri is powered by 12 pairs of engines which in turn power 4 propellers generating enough power to bring the ship to a maximum speed of 44 km/h, and 25 km/h in reverse.

Mobility Characteristics
Game Mode Upgrade Status Maximum Speed (km/h) Turn Time (s) Turn Radius (m)
Forward Reverse
AB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 51 29
RB/SB Stock ___ ___
Upgraded 44 25

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB25 850 → 33 527 Sl icon.png
RB40 760 → 52 865 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications285 000 Rp icon.png
422 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost2 200 Ge icon.png
Crew training230 000 Sl icon.png
Experts790 000 Sl icon.png
Aces1 800 Ge icon.png
Research Aces780 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
450 / 600 / 100 % Sl icon.png
202 / 202 / 202 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Seakeeping Unsinkability Firepower
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Dry-Docking
Research:
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Cost:
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Rudder Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
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250 Ge icon.png
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Propeller Replacement
Research:
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Cost:
21 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
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Engine Maintenance
Research:
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Cost:
46 000 Sl icon.png
600 Ge icon.png
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Tool Set
Research:
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Cost:
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Fire Protection System
Research:
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Cost:
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250 Ge icon.png
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Smokescreen
Research:
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Cost:
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Shrapnel Protection
Research:
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Cost:
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Ventilation
Research:
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Cost:
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New Pumps
Research:
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Cost:
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Ammo Wetting
Research:
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Cost:
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Anti-Air Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Auxiliary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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Cost:
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Primary Armament Targeting
Research:
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Cost:
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270 Ge icon.png
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Improved Rangefinder
Research:
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Cost:
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Armament

Primary armament

4 х Turret3 x 305 mm/46 Armstrong cannon, model 1909
Ammunition300 rounds
Vertical guidance-5° / 20°

The primary armament is composed of 4 triple-mount turrets of 305 mm/46 Armstrong model 1909 cannons, equipped with SAP and APHE. The SAP shells are very useful and can cause serious damage to all enemy ships while APHE will cause serious damage if they are used against weak points of the enemy ships.

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
305 mm SAP SAP 418 375 314 264 224 172
305 mm APCBC APCBC 673 611 521 447 387 303
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%
305 mm SAP SAP 861 401.2 0.03 17 31 47° 60° 65°
305 mm APCBC APCBC 861 452.37 0.035 17 5.66 48° 63° 71°

Secondary armament

4 х Turret2 x 120 mm/50 Armstrong cannon, model 1909
Ammunition400 rounds
12 х Turret120 mm/50 Armstrong cannon, model 1909
Ammunition200 rounds
12 х Turret76 mm/40 Armstrong cannon, mod.1897/1910
Ammunition240 rounds

Secondary armament is composed of 4 twin-mounted 120 mm/50 Armstrong model 1909 cannons, 12 single 120 mm/50 Armstrong cannons, and 12 x 76 mm/40 Armstrong cannons. The 120 mm are perfect for shooting light ships like destroyers and boats while the 76 mm can be very useful to let the AI use as anti-air weaponry.

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
120 mm SAP SAP 121 93 61 42 31 27
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%
120 mm SAP SAP 850 22.13 0.025 6 2.2 47° 60° 65°

Anti-aircraft armament

4 х Turret76 mm/40 Armstrong cannon, mod.1897/1912
Ammunition240 rounds
2 х Turret40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni mod.1915/1917 automatic cannon
Ammunition1500 rounds
Belt capacity50 rounds
Fire rate200 shots/min

This ship as anti-aircraft armament has 4 x 76 mm/40 Armstrong cannons and 2 x 40 mm/39 Vickers-Terni, the 40 mm have HE-TF but do not have great potential against aircraft, while the 76 mm have only APHE, which is useful against small ships but will not do much as an anti-aircraft weapon.

Usage in battles

Being a dreadnought, the RN Dante Alighieri can cause great damage to both small ships and enemy BBs with its 305 mm cannons, while the secondary 120 mm cannons can cause serious damage to light ships. It also carries a small anti-aircraft suite unlike other dreadnoughts, made up of 76 mm and 40 mm cannons, though it is somewhat ineffective.

In battle, use the SAP shells because they cause serious damage to enemy ships, easily setting enemy ships alight and reducing their crew in a short time. The APHE can be used against other BBs or against ships where you know the exact position of their ammo racks.

When aiming with the main cannons at an enemy, traverse to the side to make a full salvo against the enemy, and after firing begin to zigzag to avoid enemy shots.

The secondary 120 mm cannons are perfect for destroying destroyers or small fast approaching ships, for the simple fact that they are present on the belt of the ship and are also equipped with SAP shells causing incendiary damage to enemies.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Devastating firepower
  • Very good SAP and AP of the main cannons
  • Very good survivability (970 crew members)
  • Sizeable crew complement
  • Better AA protection than other dreadnoughts
  • Good armour
  • Very good speed and manoeuvrability compared to other battleships

Cons:

  • Mediocre anti-aircraft versus fast planes
  • Low amount of AA
  • Armament potential only when sideways (ship must have main turrets turned towards the side of the ship to make a full salvo)

History

After the construction of HMS Dreadnought, several nations tried to build similar ships which were then classified as dreadnoughts, because HMS Dreadnought marked the beginning of the first battleships.

The Italian Navy was still engaged in the construction of the Vittorio Emanuele-class fast battleships, which was unsuccessful despite being promoted by a senior officer.

RN Dante Alighieri during test sail

The first Italian dreadnought was the RN Dante Alighieri, launched in 1910 and designed by the Naval Engineer Edoardo Masdea.

This ship demonstrated numerous technical innovations, among which the arrangement of the 12 x 305 mm main cannons in triple turrets. To ensure maximum performance of each system, the turrets were arranged longitudinally; the system of superfiring towers was not adopted because at that time there were doubts about the system that was used by the Americans and British.

In the end, the RN Dante Alighieri can be considered as a prototype for the development of the following Conte di Cavour and Duilio classes.

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Royal Dockyard of Castellammare di Stabia (Regio Cantiere di Castellammare di Stabia)
Corvettes 
Albatros-class  Albatros
Battleships 
Unique Ships  RN Dante Alighieri

Italy battleships
  RN Dante Alighieri*
Duilio-class  RN Andrea Doria
  *  = Unique ship