Italian battleships in Battle of Punta Stilo

Italian battleships

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

In : 1940

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