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World War 2 Italian Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945)

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/3/2016

The Italian Navy played an important role for the Axis in the early going of World War 2 - but faltered later in the conflict.





There are a total of (9) World War 2 Italian Navy Warships and Submarines (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1940
Ammiraglio Cagni
With coastline as long as that of Italy's, it behooved the nation to promote considerable naval fir... [Read More]
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1913
Andrea Doria
The Andrea Doria was one of two battleships in the Andrea Doria-class serving the Italian Navy in th... [Read More]
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1941
Aquila
The Aquila (meaning "Eagle") was a proposed aircraft carrier whose construction began in 1941 but wa... [Read More]
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1939
Archimede (1939)
The Archimede was a diesel-electric powered attack submarine serving the Regia Marina of Italy durin... [Read More]
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1931
Gorizia
The Italian Navy, the "Regia Marina", designed the Zara-class as light cruisers due to the Washingto... [Read More]
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1939
Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a w... [Read More]
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1941
USS Gato (SS-212)
The USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of the large Gato-class submarine fleet which numbered 77 bo... [Read More]
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1940
Vittorio Veneto
From 1934 to 1942, the Italian Navy (the Regia Marina) funded construction of a four-strong class of... [Read More]
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1931
Zara
At the start of World War 2 (1939-1945), Italy ranked as the fourth largest naval power in the world... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Zara