Battleship Italia postcard
Italia (battleship); Italy. Navy-- History.
This postcard features a black and white photograph of the 1870's Italian battleship Italia. With 17" guns, high speed, and low armor protection this ship is sometimes called a proto-battlecruiser.
George Frederick Jewett Naval History Collection, Cage 61
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