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Affondatore


Ironclad Warship


Italy | 1866



"The Affontadore was lost in the Battle of Lissa during the Austro-Prussian War, attempting to ram Austrian vessels."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for Affondatore.
8 x Boiler units feeding 1 x Steam engine developing 2,700 horsepower.
Propulsion
13.0 kts
15.0 mph
Surface Speed
1,500 nm
1,726 miles | 2,778 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of Affondatore.
460
Personnel
Complement
308.0 ft
93.88 meters
O/A Length
39.0 ft
11.89 meters
Beam
20.0 ft
6.10 meters
Draught
4,006
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of Affondatore.
2 x 10" Armstrong muzzle-loading rifled (MLR) guns
2 x smoothbore cannons
Ships-in-Class (1)
Notable series variants as part of the Affondatore family line as relating to the Affondatore group.
Affondatore


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The Affondatore was an ironclad vessel serving the Italian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. She led a short life on the seas, eventually seeing her demise in the Battle of Lissa (1866) during the Austro-Prussian War where her attempt to ram Austrian vessels led to her taking on more damage than she could stand. The Affondatore was lost at Ancona Harbor as a result.

The Affondatore warship served the Italian fleet in the "ironclad" age - a period where wooden-hulled ships were giving way to steel vessels - taking part in battles for control of the Adriatic. The vessel was armed with two muzzle-loading rifled cannons of 254mm and an additional 2 x smoothbore type cannons, featured two smoke stacks dispersing the excess from the single screw horizontal compound engines and a shaped ram at the bow (which in all actuality made it the primary weapon of the type). The turrets were a design by Captain Cowper Coles of the British Navy and the Affondatore was itself constructed in Millwall, London for the Italians.

The Affondatore served as the flagship to Admiral Persano's fleet for a time and fought in the Battle of Lissa against Austria. She was initially constructed in 1863 and was commissioned in 1866, meeting her fate that same year.

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Operators
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