Ruggiero di Lauria - Italian Tier X Special Battleship 1921

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flagwarship Ruggiero di Lauria - Italian Tier X Special Battleship 1921

Ruggiero di Lauria is armed with eight 457mm guns in four turrets. The guns fire very powerful SAP shells, as well as AP shells with standard characteristics, and also have a short firing range.
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Ruggiero di Lauria Commemorative Flag
Ruggiero di Lauria was a famous Aragonese admiral, a brilliant tactician, and an innovator of the naval arts in the Middle Ages. He played a significant role in the Sicilian Vespers, the crusade against Aragon, and the struggle for Sicily between brothers Alfonso III and Jaime II.
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In 1921, engineer Ferdinando Cassone presented the idea of a battlecruiser with eight 457-mm guns and a speed of 35-40 knots. This ship was the largest ever designed for the Italian Navy. To reduce overall length, it was proposed to place the boilers above the engines: in a "two-level" power plant. The anti-torpedo protection was also unique detonations would be directed to an expansion chamber overboard, from where the gases would be diverted through special channels. The project was ahead of its time, and it was never implemented. 

Key Features of Ruggiero di Lauria:

  • The ship has high speed, good armor and a low detectability range.
  • Among the disadvantages: A high positioned citadel, low HP pool, and low manoeuvrability.
  • Her equipment is represented by the improved "Repair Party", which restores 33% of the damage received to the citadel, as well as a choice between "Fighter" and "Spotting Aircraft".

Ruggiero di Lauria Info:

Ruggiero di Lauria Paint
Ship Name:  warshpicon X Ruggiero di Lauria
Level: X (10)
Paper ship: Yes
WG introduction: May 14, 2023
Status: warshpicon Special Ship
Estimated Release: 12.7/8
Base Value: resource 34,650
New resource cost: 31,000 steel Steel
Nation: flag Italy
Current development status: Released


Image of Ruggiero di Lauria ship strength
Hit points: 79,200
Plating: 19-457 mm
Torpedo protection: 39 %
Armour Belt: 32-457
Fore Athwartships: 50 mm
Aft Athwartships: 50 mm
Citadel Fore Athwartships: 120-300 mm
Citadel Aft Athwartships: 50-100 mm
Citadel Torpedo Bulkhead: 100 mm
Citadel Deck: 38-100 mm
Citadel Bottom: 50 mm
Turret Plating: 150~450 mm
Tonnage: 57,700 tn

Main Battery:

4x2 457 mm/45 Mk.II in a turret
Firing range: 19.3 km
Reload time: 30.0 s
180 degree turn time: 30.0 s.
Maximum dispersion: 210 m
Sigma: 1.80
AP Shells:
8x 457 mm AP Mk II
Maximum AP shell damage: 14,900
Maximum AP shell damage/minute: 238,400
Ammo Type: Armor Piercing
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.2897
Always Ricochet at: 60.0°
Normalisation: 6.0°
Fusetime: 0.015 s
Detonator Threshold: 76.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 0.457 m
Krupp: 2485.0
Mass: 1506.0 kg
Start Ricochet: 45.0°
Muzzle Velocity: 762 m/s

Sap Shells:
8x 457 mm CS Mk II
Maximum SAP shell damage: 16,600
Maximum SAP shell damage/minute: 265,600
Alpha Piercing CS: 114 mm
Ammo Type: Semi Armor Piercing (CS)
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.2897
Always Ricochet at: 80.0°
Normalisation: 45.0°
Fusetime: 0.03 s
Detonator Threshold: 25.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 0.457 m
Krupp: 3.0
Mass: 1814.0 kg
Start Ricochet: 70.0°
Muzzle Velocity: 757 m/s

Depth Charge Airstrike:

Reload time: 30.0 s
Available flights: 2.
Number of Aircraft in Attacking Flight: 1
Maximum range: 11.0 km
Number of Bombs in Payload: 2x CS 300 kg
Maximum bomb damage: 4,900

Secondary Armament (SAP):

8x2 135 mm proiettili CS 1938
Reload time: 10.7 s
Range: 7.3 km
Maximum SAP shell damage: 3,050
Alpha Piercing CS: 38 mm
Ammo Type: Semi Armor Piercing (CS)
Air Drag Coefficient: 0.29
Always Ricochet at: 75.0°
Normalisation: 45.0°
Fusetime: 0.03 s
Detonator Threshold: 25.0 mm
Shell Diameter: 0.135 m
Krupp: 3.0
Mass: 32.7 kg
Start Ricochet: 60.0°
Muzzle Velocity: 875 m/s

AA Defense:

8x2 135 mm/45 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount:
continuous damage per second: 70
hit probability: 75 %
action zone: 4.6 km
Number of explosions in a salvo: 4
damage within an explosion: 1540
Continuous damage: 353
action zone 3.5: 4.6 km

6x4 37 mm/54 Breda Model 1939 on a quadruple mount:
10x2 37 mm/54 Model 1938 on a Model 1938 mount:
continuous damage per second: 392
hit probability: 75 %
action zone: 3.5 km

20x6 20 mm/70 Scotti Model 1941 on a sextuple mount:
continuous damage per second: 252
hit probability: 70 %
action zone: 2.0 km


Maximum speed: 35.0 kt
Turning circle radius: 1000 m
Rudder shift time: 17.0 s
Propulsion: 235,000 hp


Surface detectability: 15.2 km
Depths detectability: 0-12.53 km
Air detectability: 12.53 km
Detectability after firing main guns in smoke: 16.7 km

Available Consumables:

Slot 1: Damage Control Party:
Work Time: 15 s
Reload Time: 80 s
Slot 2: Repair Party:
Charges: 4
Action time: 28 s
Reload Time: 80 s
Regenerated hp per Second: +396 hp/s
Slot 3: Spotting Aircraft:
Charges: 4
Action time: 100 s
Reload Time: 240 s
Spotting Distance: +20%
Slot 3: Fighter:
Charges: 3
Action time: 60 s
Reload Time: 90 s
Flight Radius: 3 km

Ship Naming Reasons

Ruggiero di Lauria (1250-1305)
Ruggiero di Lauria (1250-1305) was a famous Italian admiral who served the Crown of Aragon and Sicily in the 13th century. He fought against the French and the Angevins in the War of the Sicilian Vespers, winning several naval battles with his skill and courage. He was born in Lauria, in southern Italy, and died in Valencia, Spain. He is considered one of the greatest naval commanders of the Middle Ages. 
 His name was given to two Italian warships, the first one, launched in 1884 and stricken 1909, was the lead ship of the Ruggiero di Lauria class ironclad battleships, which had 4x 432 mm guns and a speed of 17 knots. The second one, under construction since 2019 planned to be commissioned 2025, is a multipurpose patrol ship that will serve in the Italian Navy. Both ships honor the legacy of this brave and loyal knight of the sea. 
WG decided that their new Italian battleship is undoubtably worthy of this glorious knightly name.

All stats are listed without crew and upgrade modifiers but with best available modules. The stats are subject to change at any time.


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  1. Just a small correction. He served the Crown of Aragon. Not the Kingdom. The kingdom didn't had any ships. It's common to confuse this. But they are not the same thing.

    1. Thanks for the info, I will amend the blog post.

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