0003 – DREADNOUGHT FOR BLOCKADE SERVICE – “B” project – L.B.P. 122,40m – Scale 1:200

One of the four 1905 projects for a  blockade service specifically studied dreadnought.

The project, from Capt. Vittorio Cuniberti of the Navy Engineering Corp, was never realized, but we can present a well detailed and perfectly preserved original set of plans (7 plates) with:  lines and profile, longitudinal section, cross sections (six), overview with cannons accomodation and hold deck.

The ship was expected to be armed with three 203mm cannons (two  in a twin tower in the fore and one single aft), twenty 76/50mm cannons (plans available at code 2531) and twenty 47mm quick firing cannons