Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico
Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("United Shipbuilders of the Adriatic") was an Italian manufacturer in the sea and air industry which was active from 1930 to 1966. This shipyard is now owned by Fincantieri.
|Defunct (merged 1966)|
|Industry||Naval and commercial shipbuilding|
|Fate||Absorbed into the Fincantieri Group|
In 1930, Stabilimento Tecnico Triestino based at Trieste merged with another Italian company, the Cantiere Navale Triestino of Monfalcone, forming the Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico (CRDA). The new company built a number of light and heavy cruisers for the Regia Marina (Royal Italian Navy) between the wars, as well as some 27 submarines. The ocean liner Conte di Savoia was also constructed in 1932.
During the World War II, CRDA Trieste built two battleships for the Regia Marina, Vittorio Veneto and Roma. CRDA survived the postwar shakeup in the shipbuilding industry and went on to build several more commercial liners in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as a few naval vessels. In 1984, CRDA was sold to the Fincantieri Group.
|Luigi Cadorna||Lt. cruiser||Condottieri||1931||7,113||Scrapped, 1951|
|Conte di Savoia||Ocean liner||N/A||1932||48,502||Scuttled 1943|
|Muzio Attendolo||Light cruiser||Montecuccoli||1935||8,994||Sunk by bombing, 1942|
|Giuseppe Garibaldi||Light cruiser||Duca degli Abruzzi||1937||11,735||Converted to guided missile cruiser, 1957, scrapped 1972|
|Dona Nati||Cargo||1939||8,560||For the De la Rama S.S. Co. Inc., Iloilo, Philippines|
|Dona Aurora||Cargo||1939||8,560||For the De la Rama S.S. Co. Inc., Iloilo, Philippines|
|Dona Aniceti||Cargo||1939||8,560||For the De la Rama S.S. Co. Inc., Iloilo, Philippines|
|Vittorio Veneto||Battleship||Vittorio Veneto||1940||45,752||Scrapped 1946?|
|Roma||Battleship||Vittorio Veneto||1942||45,752||Sunk by bombing, 1943|
|Augustus||Ocean liner||N/A||1952||27,090||Still operating as restaurant ship, MS Philippines, in 1999, scrapped at Alang in 2011|
|Raffaello||Ocean liner||N/A||1965||45,933||Sold to Iran and converted as floating barracks, 1977, sunk by bombing in 1983|
Reference: Winklareth p. 292-293
- Gardiner, Robert; Chesneau, Roger, eds. (1980). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships, 1922–1946. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-146-7.