The Italian heavy cruiser “Zara” 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.
The cruiser Zara entered fire contact with the British cruisers 7 minutes after the start of the battle of battleships and fired for 16 minutes.
Location: Mediterranean Sea
Date: July 9, 1940