24 May 2015, Japan's Kuma class Light Cruisers
Joining the Imperial Japanese Navy in the 1920s, the Kuma class light cruisers were designs that improved upon the Tenryu class.
In an exercise in desperation some of the Kuma class were converted in to kaiten (manned suicide torpedoes).
IJN Kitakami in 1935:
Mikasa Memorial Museum
23 May 2015, Japan's Tenryu class Light Cruisers
The Tenryu class light cruisers were built during World War I to be destroyer squadron leaders.
23 May 2015, Italy's Taranto class Cruisers
The Taranto was another German cruiser that was taken over after World War I. It was used in very secondary operations.
23 May 2015, Italy's Bari class Cruisers
The Bari was the former German cruiser Pillau and was taken over by Italy as a World War I war prize.
22 May 2015, Italy's Bolzano class Cruisers
The Bolzano class was to be similar to the Trento class but with the armor on the turrets reduced.
Bolzano after being damaged during British Operation Pedestal on August 13, 1942:
Imperial War Museum, HU-52344
22 May 2015, Italy's Zara class Cruisers
The Zara class heavy cruisers were built under the Washington Naval Treaty restrictions. Three of the four were lost at the Battle of Matapan.
Pola, Zara, and Fiume in April 1938:
Bundesarchiv, BILD 183-2008-0214-500
17 May 2015, Italy's Trento class Cruisers
The Trento class were the first of Italy's 8" Washington Treaty cruisers.
17 May 2015, Etna class Cruisers
Originally ordered by Siam, the Etna class cruisers were taken over by the Italian government but never finished before they surrendered.
17 May 2015, Italy's Capitani Romani class Cruisers
The Capitani Romani class of cruisers were in answer to the French "super destroyers." High speed at the expense of little to no armor.
17 May 2015, Italy's Ciano class Cruisers
The Ciano class were ordered but the design wasn't completed by the time World War II started. With other priorities the Ciano class was cancelled without being started.
17 May 2015, Italy's Abruzzi class Cruisers
The Abruzzi class of cruisers was the last in the Condottieri series of cruisers. Both survived the war and were used into the 1960s and 1970s.
16 May 2015, Italy's Duca D'Aosta class Cruisers
The Duca D'Aosta class cruisers also improved on the prior classes by having better armor and stability.
Emanuele Filiberto Duca D'Aosta in the foreground. In the background Vittorio Veneto, Eugenio De Savoia, and Littorio (left to right) on way to Alexandria after Italian surrender:
Imperial War Museum, A-19486
15 May 2015, Italy's Raimondo Montecuccoli class Cruisers
The Raimondo Montecuccoli class had better armor than the prior two classes of cruisers.
Muzio Attendolo during Operation Pedestal in August 1942:
Imperial War Museum, HU-52345
10 May 2015, Italy's Luigi Cadorna class Cruisers
The Luigi Cadorna class were to be stability and armor than the Da Barbiano class.
10 May 2015, Italy's Da Barbiano class Cruisers
The Da Barbiano class sacraficed armor to get the highest speed possible to counter French warships.
Imperial War Museum, A-233