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Name: GIOVANNI BAUSAN
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 21/08/1882
Launched: 15/12/1883
Completed: 09/05/1885
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 453
Dimensions: 3082disp, 280.0 x 42.0 x 18.5(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x 2cyl, 6470ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 17.4knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 10.0ins, 6 x 1 x 5.9ins, 4 x 1 x 6.0pdr, 2 x 1 x 1.0pdr guns;
3 x 1 x 14.0ins torpedoes
History:
09/05/1885 Government of Italy
03/1920 Broken up
Comments: Rated as "Ariete Torpediniere" or torpedo ram
1899: 6 x 5.9ins guns replaced with 6 x 6.0ins QF guns
1914: Depot ship for seaplanes at Brindisi
07/1916: Completely disarmed
1919: Paid off
03/1920: Broken up


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