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Name: Andrea Doria
Builder: La Spezia Navy Yard
Laid down: 24 March 1912
Launched: 30 March 1913
Completed: 13 March 1916
Decommissioned: 1958
General characteristics
Class and type: Andrea Doria-class battleship

Andrea Doria was an Andrea Doria-class battleship of the Italian Regia Marina. She served in both World Wars before being decommissioned in 1958. The battleship was named after the 16th century Genoese Admiral Andrea Doria.

In 1920 she was involved in the Italo-Yugoslav dispute over the city of Fiume.

The ship was extensively rebuilt between 1937 and 1940, with Q turret removed and main guns re-bored. New machinery, secondary armament, and improved armour were also fitted.

During World War II the Andrea Doria served primarily as a convoy escort between Italy and Libya and took part in the First Battle of Sirte. After the Armistice in September 1943 the ship was sailed to Malta and interned by the Allies until after the war when she was returned to Italy to serve as a training ship until 1956.


  • Whitley, M.J. (1998). Battleships of World War Two. Arms and Armour Press. ISBN 1-85409-386-X.  

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