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Artificially coloured view of 12.8 in  battleship Conte di Cavour: one of four dreadnought era battleships completely rebuilt by the Italians to near modern standards in the 1930s, she was sunk at anchor by the Fleet Air Arm during the famous Taranto Raid of November 1940.  Though raised, repairs were still incomplete by the time of the Italian surrender in September 1943.

Artificially coloured view of in battleship Conte di Cavour: one of four…

15 in Italian battleship Vittorio Veneto - sister to Littorio and flagship at the Matapan defeat in 1941.feb16

Italian battleship, Vittorio Veneto - sister to Littorio and flagship at the Matapan defeat in

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KIEL HARBOUR GERMANY 19 MAY 1945 (TR View of the German cruiser ADMIRAL HIPPER which was in dry dock at Kiel when the harbour was captured by the Allies. Both the German attempts to camouflage her and the damage caused by Allied bombers can be seen.

Battleship HMS Nelson (28)

Battleship HMS Nelson (28)

Italian heavy cruiser Zara opens up with her main guns in this undated photo. Zara, commissioned in 1930, was sunk during the Battle of Cape Matapan on March 29, 1941. On the same day, Fiume, Zara's sister ship, Pola, another Zara-class cruiser, and two destroyers, were also sunk by British battleships pinpointing the Italian ships with their newly acquired radar.

Italian heavy cruiser Zara opens up with her main guns in this undated photo…

Raid on Taranto by Anthony Saunders. The balance of maritime power in the Mediterranean was transformed at a stroke by the British air attack which disabled three Italian battleships in a few minutes. The target was the core of Mussolinis fleet, tucked away in Taranto Harbour, in southern Italy. The attack, codenamed Operation Judgement, took place in bright moonlight by twenty-one Swordfish from the British carrier HMS Illustrious. In the confined space of the harbour, their torpedoes had

Raid on Taranto by Anthony Saunders. The balance of maritime power in the…

JIN Ise (伊勢) - Ise-class battleship - Completed: 15 December 1917 Displacement: 31,260 long tons (31,760 t) (standard) 36,500 long tons (37,100 t) (full load) Length: 195.07 meters (640.0 ft) (p.p.) 208.18 meters (683.0 ft) (o.a.) Beam: 28.65 meters (94.0 ft) Draft: 8.93 meters (29 ft 4 in) Installed power: 45,000 shp (34,000 kW) - Speed: 23 knots (43 km/h; 26 mph) Range: 9,680 nmi (17,930 km; 11,140 mi) at 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph) Complement: 1,198 - Sunk by air attack, 28 July 1945

Another fine photo of the Japanese battleship Ise, now in service at the end of seen here in Kobe harbour, near the end of the first world war.

Il Giulio Cesare nel 1948, in procinto di essere ceduto all'URSS

Charles David Cobb, The Battle of Cape Matapan, 29 March olio su tavola 49 x 80 cm (National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.

RMN Giulio Cesare - Corazzata classe Cavour - Entrata in servizio 7 giugno 1914 - Ricostruita 1933-1937 - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento	standard: 23 088 t a pieno carico: 25 086 Lunghezza 168,9 - 176,1 m Larghezza	28 m Pescaggio	9,4 m Propulsione Vapore: 24 caldaie 3 turbine Parsons 4 assi motrici Potenza: 31 000 CV Velocità	21,5 nodi Autonomia	4.800 miglia a 10 nodi Equipaggio	1.000 - Motto :Ad quamvis vim perferendam - dal 1920: Caesar adest (foto a Taranto nel 1917)

RMN Giulio Cesare - Corazzata classe Cavour - Entrata in servizio 7 giugno 1914 - Ricostruita 1933-1937 - Caratteristiche generali Dislocamento standard: 23 088 t a pieno carico: 25 086 Lunghezza 168,9 - 176,1 m Larghezza 28 m Pescaggio 9,4 m Propulsione Vapore: 24 caldaie 3 turbine Parsons 4 assi motrici Potenza: 31 000 CV Velocità 21,5 nodi Autonomia 4.800 miglia a 10 nodi Equipaggio 1.000 - Motto :Ad quamvis vim perferendam - dal 1920: Caesar adest (foto a Taranto nel 1917)

Colourised view of 13.5 in super-dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, flagship of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in 1916.

Colourised view of in super-dreadnought HMS Iron Duke, flagship of the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in

14 in Japanese Kongo class battlecruiser Hiei at Sasebo, June 1926. All 4 were subsequently converted to fast battleships in the 1930s: Hiei was Japan's first battleship loss of WW2, being scuttled after becoming uncontrollable due to heavy combat damage at Guadalcanal in November 1942.

IJN Battlecruiser "Hiei" of the Japanese Imperial Navy, Sasebo, June

IJN battleship Haruna on sea trials after 2nd reconstruction, August 1934.

A magnificent colourised photo of the Japanese battleship Haruna, seen here at speed after her major reconstruction in 1934

Raimondo Montecuccoli was a Condottieri-class light cruiser serving with the Italian Regia Marina during World War II

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Almirante Latorre, was a super-dreadnought battleship built for the Chilean…

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