Muzio Attendolo during Operation Pedestal in August 1942: Imperial War Museum, HU-52345
Muzio Attendolo, on August 13, 1942, after having bow blown off by a 21" torpedo during Operation Pedestal: Imperial War Museum, HU-2288
Raimondo Montecuccoli during a visit to Australia in 1938: State Library of Victoria
The Raimondo Montecuccoli class ships were authorized under the 1930 - 1931 Program / 1930 Program and were to be similar to the Da Barbiano class / Cadorna class of cruisers. These had better armor but had similar armament.
There was a single catapult between the funnels to launch the aircraft.
The forward boiler room contained two boilers. The rest of the boilers had their own rooms.
Manufacturer: CRDA at Trieste
April 10, 1931: Laid down.
1933, September 9, 1934: Launched.
July 1935, August 7, 1935: Completed.
September 6, 1935: Member of 7th Cruiser Division.
December 3, 1940: Assigned to protect Albanian shipping routes.
December 9, 1940 - February 19, 1941: Member of 8th Cruiser Division.
December 23, 1940: Transported three battalions of Camicia Nera to Valona.
February 19, 1941: Member of 7th Cruiser Division.
April 1941: Mine laying off Cape Bon.
June 1941: Mine laying off Tripoli.
July 1941: Mine laying in Sicily narrows.
August 21, 1941: Member of 8th Cruiser Division.
August 22 - 28, 1941: Attempted to intercept British convoy apart of Operation Mincemeat.
September 1941: Attempted to intercept British convoy apart of Operation Halberd.
October 7, 1941: Member of 7th Cruiser Division.
August 1942: During British Operation Pedestal had bow blown off by torpedo from HMS Unbroken near the Aeolian islands. Sailed to Messina for temporary repairs.
September 6, 1942: Repairs in Naples.
December 1942, December 4, 1942: Sunk by 9th USAAF bombers.
Manufacturer: Ansaldo, Ansaldo at Genoa
October 1931, October 1, 1931: Laid down.
1931, August 2, 1934: Launched.
June 30, 1935: Completed.
August 27 - September 15, 1937: Sailed from Naples to Shanghai. Joined minelayer Lepanto and gunboat Carlotto.
January - March 1938: Cruise to Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong.
November 1 - December 7, 1938: Sailed from Shanghai to Naples.
1938: Refit at La Spezia.
1938: Member of 8th Cruiser Division, 2nd Squadron.
1940: Member of 7th Cruiser Division with Muzio Attendolo, Savoia, and Aosta.
1940: Mine laying, cover for troop convoys.
December 1940: Bombarded Greek forces near Lukova.
April 19 - 24, 1941: Mine laying off Cape Bon.
July 1941: Cover for convoys going from North Africa to Italy.
August 24, 1941: Failed to intercept British Convoy that was part of Operation Mincemeat.
December 16 - 19, 1941: While covering convoy M42 was in First Battle of Sirte.
May 1942: Moved to Cagliari, Sardinia with Savoia.
June 14, 1942: Intercepted British convoy and sank destroyer HMS Bedouin and damaged HMS Partridge.
December 4, 1942: Damaged by 9th USAAF bombers while in Naples.
December - mid 1943: Repairs in Naples.
1943: 20 mm L/70 twin mounts added. Mainmast removed.
August 4, 1943: Bombarded Allies at Palermo.
September 1943: After Italian surrender sailed to Malta then to Alexandria.
September 1943 - May 1945: Used as fast transport.