Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

It is very common to read that the Regia Marina was not trained nor had a doctrine for night fighting, with even grotesque sentences like Arrigo Petacco's one, who wrote that the heavy cruisers at Matapan had not only the 203 turrets longitudinally trained (as normal in the absence of enemy sighting) and, absurdly,  with the … Continue reading Regia Marina’s night firing policies and training.

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Decima Flotilla Decimated

This article by J. Caruana is from Warship International #2, 1991. https://www.dropbox.com/s/d3qc8iu2lpix42t/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5ve6uxg564zvc9/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/uh1mqj7ge7e1yss/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qv1d7pos5ji0ns/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/wnqzp4crq27wkc3/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ta1bp1awbq0uw3e/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/crp9vnp3d62ecdx/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7kji32ssa0ctmif/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lavi51ce8sdw1zg/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0  

SMS Szent István – Hungaria’s only and ill-fated dreadnought

This essay by E.F. Sieche is from Warship International °2, 1991 https://www.dropbox.com/s/xlwu513wauthjkx/IMG_20171007_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngm2uzvzy5z5qsu/IMG_20171007_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i3l9osm6jva9086/IMG_20171007_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6nv60ah0pounv2s/IMG_20171007_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/is9ralm4h86w7n1/IMG_20171007_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u6oky3nnv60udfg/IMG_20171007_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/6yehok4a41gd5cj/IMG_20171007_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y0xgifpzjm3sxub/IMG_20171007_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j0sqbw4te01slvk/IMG_20171007_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gkgjryi1ypcv50n/IMG_20171007_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/82od4z1ldgx1q08/IMG_20171007_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/40pxtx80wj7cage/IMG_20171007_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ukxw9k5o4p9q687/IMG_20171007_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/z7xrs9b4843d1f1/IMG_20171007_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t7h9rfo8b1tvzwa/IMG_20171007_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t3kcgbhma2ag6gk/IMG_20171007_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ve1oquh168648xb/IMG_20171007_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/i9wu1rbpmcnt9ac/IMG_20171007_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/957vea4uq8xg75n/IMG_20171007_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/67ow68zwi3r5n4k/IMG_20171007_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tiiny7f9isjsfoy/IMG_20171007_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a4t0640tn4o7fug/IMG_20171007_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/m5va67iwpohdtk1/IMG_20171007_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/11ikpqxj7riio6f/IMG_20171007_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jms74iulqoqn3u8/IMG_20171007_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/jsg65616k677up1/IMG_20171007_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pft5kjk4b3bur3/IMG_20171007_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/tuj81r3726kvh1f/IMG_20171007_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5x0984mx5hu01s2/IMG_20171007_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yg7xvy1lrbl1l4d/IMG_20171007_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/gmbubkszmwtv1u2/IMG_20171007_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/du8qiz6dj3eafl5/IMG_20171007_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/73e3z1jbm8au69j/IMG_20171007_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cjhz70ef62ags8u/IMG_20171007_0034.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ki4dgj6r6jnvnh6/IMG_20171007_0035.jpg?dl=0  

Regia Marina WWII pictures.

These pictures were published on Warship International #2, 1990. Originals by Luigi Maggi and Ubaldo Angelini. https://www.dropbox.com/s/kavehswp5t0witn/Senza%20titolo-1.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at La Spezia, April 18th, 1943 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4as4yno29mnocm/Senza%20titolo-2.jpg?dl=0 R. CT Freccia and R.CT Saetta (right) https://www.dropbox.com/s/ywirf3d5qqkeh8d/Senza%20titolo-3.jpg?dl=0 4th and 7th Cruiser division, October 9th, 1940 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n60ab3gwsjxt8vn/Senza%20titolo-4.jpg?dl=0 RN Zeno at Taranto, in the floating basin, probably 1940 or 1941. … Continue reading Regia Marina WWII pictures.

Garibaldi class armoured cruiser, 1/50 model

This model is preserved at Museo Tecnico Navale La Spezia. Full info on this class, who served in several Navies here. https://www.dropbox.com/s/apktqncdqtwd60f/2002_0824_153949AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/2n0x4wowkr63eog/2002_0824_154027AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rryijw0hsisk6fs/2002_0824_154042AA.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o9jipu59cov4hjc/2002_0824_154056AA.jpg?dl=0

Galata Museo del Mare – Genova

Just a glimpse to the contents of this great naval museum, bot civil and military: models, simulations, preserved ships. https://www.dropbox.com/s/zvsrcixzzdu6rqb/IMG_2162.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/r28zb6sr9jdin0w/IMG_2167.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1tpniujxxyz11c2/IMG_2168.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/54s1qoh609nojee/IMG_2170.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7vdeyspsq8w4wv2/IMG_2171.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qn374xd6rye7ao8/IMG_2186.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ulawsyvri5if5j/IMG_2187.jpg?dl=0  

Austria-Hungary’s Last naval Visit to the USA

Source Warship International, N°2, 1990, by Erwin F. Sieche.   https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy0025d3up6slod/IMG_20170702_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ig6gtit0b1b63lf/IMG_20170702_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/u0lyhrcav2lhf2v/IMG_20170702_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qstcx4ndofiazms/IMG_20170702_0016.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rarv2y6xv2qg977/IMG_20170702_0017.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/dfcs9bzrqw2xxw9/IMG_20170702_0018.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/owrbzqkfuoo2uy4/IMG_20170702_0019.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kn5oojodsng8s2r/IMG_20170702_0020.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/1iebvnm5a1wdnh3/IMG_20170702_0021.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ait29xvqk0o6f3t/IMG_20170702_0022.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vu4tng6fcdxtxl/IMG_20170702_0023.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5c4kk1jmk57ixr/IMG_20170702_0024.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/qi6a4yo498hw2cw/IMG_20170702_0025.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/mldzvt247op5ukw/IMG_20170702_0026.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/17kp7ubnvmbvm4o/IMG_20170702_0027.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/zdovvtcp8yl5p4z/IMG_20170702_0028.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6mv22p0ryco9zo/IMG_20170702_0029.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/b3xp6m0xzjtfxrb/IMG_20170702_0030.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/md1vlayvbhffdps/IMG_20170702_0031.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/32acyvey5au87a3/IMG_20170702_0032.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/a5c10on94i64swi/IMG_20170702_0033.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/4vnleslclbjwila/IMG_20170702_0034.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rpepqdkzc7j0m1g/IMG_20170702_0035.jpg?dl=0  

The Allied assault on Aquila: Operation Toast

Following the article about the "sinking" of RN Aquila, another point of view: Operation Toast. Warship International, #2, 1990. https://www.dropbox.com/s/1cbhudzaydcmwcs/IMG_20170702_0036.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/bd4az5wxttn565n/IMG_20170702_0037.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/7l1saejxofte47l/IMG_20170702_0038.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rumu366xsq4fp36/IMG_20170702_0039.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/lioypd2elzlzwto/IMG_20170702_0040.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cy820f1bc8rk0d5/IMG_20170702_0041.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/32l0n35kbyzj6i6/IMG_20170702_0042.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/n9atjo9cwxekafh/IMG_20170702_0043.jpg?dl=0  

The “sinking” of the CV RN Aquila: a controversial question.

Spoiler: no, she was not sunk as block ship by the Germans, bombed by the Allies, sabotaged by the partisans, sunk by Italian manned chariots. Article from Warship International, 1990, #1 by Achille Rastrelli and Emilio Bagnasco https://www.dropbox.com/s/jponfxg00hi4c2x/IMG_20170701_0001.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/cv4s5e7pj0t8h2t/IMG_20170701_0002.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajqpo4zo8f2h1m6/IMG_20170701_0003.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp9nqpiwt1kvegp/IMG_20170701_0004.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/00lzbnerp33bnw1/IMG_20170701_0005.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/o82fwa2jqfbkf7s/IMG_20170701_0006.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/66e42kp32mdugis/IMG_20170701_0007.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kaqguyfsr81oc86/IMG_20170701_0008.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/t67azsqwcmd3ko0/IMG_20170701_0009.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/q1faqutay2bfu86/IMG_20170701_0010.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbfhnv77vccqu22/IMG_20170701_0011.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/w8nz6wnzk4v8txv/IMG_20170701_0012.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/shekdu227mahnwf/IMG_20170701_0013.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/5nj49qbvzlwm84z/IMG_20170701_0014.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/y898pcjpnebh3mw/IMG_20170701_0015.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/ai6a9l8j2fvee4q/IMG_20170701_0016.jpg?dl=0  

RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni

These pictures were taken by Adriano Nebuloni during WWII, and constitutes a direct witness of everyday life onboard a RM's ship. Some of them are of great interest for the naval enthiusiasts. https://www.dropbox.com/s/gsf1kfpmlddg252/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20328.jpg?dl=0 Stern RN Littorio turret. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5svsf08vzo6dkwb/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20327.jpg?dl=0 RN Sibilla in the Adriatic Sea https://www.dropbox.com/s/py0xg4kc6ho85cs/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20326.jpg?dl=0 1942 Pola RN Sibilla https://www.dropbox.com/s/zyujgyzz32d456j/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20325.jpg?dl=0 Adriano Nebuloni in service https://www.dropbox.com/s/bzvusvps1js123p/Adriano%20Nebuloni%20324.jpg?dl=0Continue reading RM WWII pictures – courtesy Massimiliano Nebuloni