Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Armando Diaz was a light cruiser of the Condottieri-class and the sister-ship of the Luigi Cadorna. She served in the Regia Marina during World War II. She was built by OTO, La Spezia, and named after Armando Diaz, an Italian Field Marshal of World War I.She was launched on 29 April 1933 and served in the Mediterranean after her completion. From 1 September 1934 until February 1935 she made a cruise to Australia and New Zealand.During the Spanish Civil War she served in the western Mediterranean and was based at Palina and Melilla.