Conte di Cavour

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Navale storia del Italiano nave da battaglia Conte di Cavour, Giulio Cesare e Leonardo da Vinci da suo lancio e maggiore eventi in suo vita.

Naval history of the Italian battleships Conte di Cavour, Giulio Cesare and Leonardo da Vinci. These three ships along with Dante Alighieri were present at the battle of Taranto. Leonardo da Vinci sank after an explosion on board in 1916 but both Cavour and Cesare were used in world war II.

Conte Di Cavour 10th August 1911 Reconstructed and modernised from October 1933 until June 1937. Sunk by British torpedoes at Taranto on 12th November 1940. She was refloated and towed to Trieste and was rebuilt. Captured by the Germans on 10th September 1943 and sunk by bombs on 15th February 1945. Broken up 1947-52.
Giulio Cesare 15th October 1911 Reconstructed and modernised October 1933 to October 1937. Delivered to Russia in 1948 and renamed Novorossiisk, may either have been sunk or laid up in 1955.
Leonardo Da Vinci 14th October 1911 Blew up at Taranto on 2nd August 1916, re-floated in 1919 with plans for refitting but was eventually just sold for scrap 22nd March 1923.

Conte Di Cavour

Conte Di Cavour

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Conte Di Cavour.  Contributed by Alberto Rosselli.

Conte Di Cavour in 1940 after being sunk by British torpedoes at Taranto on the 12th of November.  Contributed by Alberto Rosselli

Giullio Cesare

Giullio Cesare

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Giulio Cesare. One of the most powerful ships of the Italian Navy in its time. 

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Giulio Cesare.  Contributed by Alberto Rosselli

Giulio Cesare at Napoli.

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Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo Da Vinci at Taranto.

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The Leonardo Da Vinci  leaving Taranto Harbour in july 1916.

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The Leonardo Da Vinci after being raised from the bay of Taranto in 1919 under preparation to be righted.

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