Category:Castelfidardo (ship, 1864)

Italy Italy Regia Marina

Type Frigate
Ship class Regina Maria Pia
Built by Goüin et Cie, Chantiers Guibert, Nantes
Keel laid July 22, 1862
Launch date August 1, 1863
Completion date May 1864
Length overall 81.8 m (89.5 yd)
Beam 15.2 m (16.6 yd)
Draft 6.3 m (6.9 yd)
Displacement 4,600 t (10,214,760.00 lb)
Main engine 8 boilers, 1 shaft engine
Speed 13 knots


Castelfidardo was built in France and had a complete armour with spur of 3 meters at the bow and stern with falling curve. The armour stretched the entire length of the ship and 1.5 m. below the waterline and 2 meters above. Differed by Queen Maria Pia in displacement, equipping and in the number of boilers. He remained in service for over 40 years and participated in the Battle of Lissa then in service in the territorial and colonial waters and finally used as a training torpedo ship.

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