- Class: Giuseppe Miraglia - 1 seaplane tender
- Displacement: 4,960 tons
- Dimensions: 377 x 49 x 17 ft.
- Machinery: Steam turbines, S.H.P. 12,000 = 21 knots
- Armor: none
- Armament: 4-4 in.
- Aircraft: 20 seaplanes
- Complement: 196
- Builder: Arsenale di La Spezia
- Laid Down: 5 Mar 1921
- Launched: 20 Dec 1923
- Comissioned: 1927
- Decomissioned: 15 Jul 1950
- Service: Construction started as merchant Citta de Messina
intended for Italian Railroads management. Taken over prior to completion and
extensively converted for the seaplane carrier role, becoming Italy's first
effective naval aviation ship. Used mostly as an experimental catapult vessel.
11-14 pdr A.A. were added in the mid-1930s. Designated as an aircraft
transport by 1940, then served as training ship and seaplane depot ship.
Served as submarine depot ship following Italian surrender in 1943.
Used to repatriate Italian POWs postwar.