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NH 88703 CONFIENZA (Italian torpedo gunboat, 1889-1901) left; and SARDEGNA (Italian battleship, 1890-1923) right.

CONFIENZA (Italian torpedo gunboat, 1889-1901) left; and SARDEGNA (Italian battleship, 1890-1923) right.
Title: CONFIENZA (Italian torpedo gunboat, 1889-1901) left; and SARDEGNA (Italian battleship, 1890-1923) right.
Caption: Photographed on 15 July 1889 at the Royal Navy Yard, La Spezia, by Conti-Vecchi. The CONFIENZA was laid down in September 1887 and was launched two weeks later (28 July) SARDEGNA was laid down 24 October 1885 and launched 20 September 1890. Note the canvas spread over CONFIENZA; it may be to shield workers from the heat or perhaps to protect paint from the sun.
Description:
Catalog #: NH 88703
Copyright Owner: Naval History and Heritage Command
Original Creator: Photograph by Conti-Vecchi.
Original Date: Mon, Jul 15, 1889
After this Year: 1880
Before this Year: 1889
Original Medium: BW Photo
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