Italian battleships “Giulio Cesare” and “Conte di Cavour” in the Battle of Punta Stilo.
The fight at Punta Stilo (in the British sources the Battle of Calabria), ended in a draw, was the first major clash between the Italian and British fleets.
Two Italian battleships resisted three British battleships, supported by an aircraft carrier.
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Date: July 9, 1940