Outline of the Vesuvio class.
LOA: 667’, Beam: 90’
22,500 tons designed Standard Displacement; 27,350 tons Full Load.
8-12” guns (3-2-3), 8-5.3” guns (4x2), 4-3.9” guns (HA).
12” (actually 300mm) Belt, 3” (75mm) Main Deck, 10” Barbettes, 12”-4” Turrets, 10” Conning Tower, 1.5” Torpedo Bulkhead.
Rated power: 120,000shp for 32 knots
Vesuvio on trials: 138,200shp for 33.32 knots at 22,780 tons, real sea speed about 31 knots
Well that's a fine looking ship, in the best Italian tradition.
Now depending on your perspective, you could either see them as a faster down scaled version of Hood, a faster but smaller and modern Italian variety of Derfflinger, an improve more cost-effective version of the Alaskas or just a good match for the Dunkirks. But of course, this is with hindsight that TTL people don´t have.
the Greek government then demanded the return of the Dodecanese islands from Italy.
The Greeks always looking to bother someone bigger...