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WW2 Italian Navy Warships and Submarines

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 8/22/2015

The Italian Navy played an important role for the Axis in the early going of World War 2.

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

Ammiraglio Cagni
With coastline as long as that of Italy's, it behooved the nation to promote considerable naval firepower across the Mediter...
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Andrea Doria
The Andrea Doria was one of two battleships in the Andrea Doria-class serving the Italian Navy in the 20th century. Construct...
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The Aquila (meaning "Eagle") was a proposed aircraft carrier whose construction began in 1941 but was never completed due to ...
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Archimede (1939)
The Archimede was a diesel-electric powered attack submarine serving the Regia Marina of Italy during World War 2. She was bo...
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The Italian Navy, the "Regia Marina", designed the Zara-class as light cruisers due to the Washington Naval Treaty, a 1922 tr...
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Maiale (Pig)
In 1935, it had become painfully obvious to Italian authorities that the Italian Navy maintained a weak position in the Medit...
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USS Gato (SS-212)
The USS Gato (SS-212) was the lead ship of the large Gato-class submarine fleet which numbered 77 boats and, along with the B...
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Vittorio Veneto
From 1934 to 1942, the Italian Navy (the Regia Marina) funded construction of a four-strong class of new battleship known as ...
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At the start of World War 2 (1939-1945), Italy ranked as the fourth largest naval power in the world and looked to control th...
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