Flooded in Taranto Italian battleship “Conti di Cavour”. This is the result of a successful air raid by British aircraft from the aircraft carrier “Illastries” on November 11, 1940.
“Conte di Cavour” Battleship was raised on July 1, 1941 and towed to Trieste. Until September 1943 the repair was not completed. September 10, 1943 the ship was flooded by a crew. Battleship was co-opted by the Germans in 1943-1944 and again sank by Allied aviation on February 15, 1945.
Location: Taranto, Italy
Date: November 1940