RUGGIERO DI LAURIA (Italian battleship, 1884-1909)
Photographed shortly before launch on 9 August 1884 at Castel Lammare Di Stabia, taken by Achille Mauri of Villa Roma, Naples. The photo is distorted by use of a scanning panoramic camera. Note that the ship's short midships 450mm mild steel armor belt was not installed at the time of launch.
Naval History and Heritage Command