Italian heavy cruiser “Zara” in Battle of Punta Stilo

cruiser Zara

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

In : 1940

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