Thursday, September 11, 2008

Benedetto Brin in Istanbul

benedetto brin anchored in Istanbul

Here is a small treat for enthusiasts of naval history. Pictured is a photograph of Benedetto Brin, Regina Margherita class, anchored in Istanbul in 1912. Designed by Benedetto Brin for the Italian Navy, the class consisted of two battleships, the other one being Regina Margherita. They were both fast ships (20 knots) but never proved themselves in battle. Brin, after being launched in 1905, was sunk in Brindisi harbor by enemy sabotage in 1915.

Estimated value: $ 80

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