In the U.S., the Brooklyn class (CL, 15-6" guns) and Wichita (CA, 9-8" guns), commissioned in 1938-1939, were built on the same hulls with a similar layout. Muzio Attendolo was a Condottieri-class light cruiser of the Italian Regia Marina which fought in World War II.She was sunk in Naples by bombers of the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) on 4 December 1942. The first of these were also the first post-WWI Italian cruisers to see service. Zara was a heavy cruiser built for the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy), the lead ship of the Zara class.Named after the Italian city of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia), the ship was built at the Odero-Terni-Orlando shipyard beginning with her keel laying in July 1928, launching in April 1930, and commissioning in October 1931. Like other Osprey books, this issue is 48 pages (not counting the front/back covers) - not enough for an in-depth treatment of WW2 Regia Marina cruisers, but enough for an excellent synopsis of design, characteristics and history of each ship. bolzano italian heavy cruiser world war ii learning. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Italian Cruisers of World War II delivers a lot of information in a quick and easy read, with engaging photographs and color illustrations. Piemonte(1… United States Naval Institute, Annapolis, MD, 1957. Italian heavy cruisers Fiume, Gorizia and Pola of Zara class. 1 September: Hats conv… ITALIAN CRUISERS OF WWII. ww2 cruisers and battleships images videos battles ships. Italian cruisers - World War 2 Color Photo. Giovanni Bausan(1883) - Sold 1920 2. In WW2 the Italian navy failed because of the superior Britsh Royal Navy. 16052. Allowed HTML tags: