1 Oct 1938

Italy
17 Sep 1939

Italy Photo(s) dated 17 Sep 1939
Launching of Console Generale Liuzzi, Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy, 17 Sep 1939
10 Nov 1940

Italy
  • In appalling weather, Flying Officer Adrian Warburton RAF flying a Maryland photographic reconnaissance aircraft from Malta made two low-level sweeps over the Italian port of Taranto, noting the names of five battleships, 14 Cruisers and 27 destroyers along with their precise locations. He flew so low that his Maryland returned to Malta with a ships radio aerial dangling from its tailwheel. On the following day, he would fly the same mission again. The information his photographs revealed was passed on to the waiting torpedo-bomber crews on board HMS Illustrious. ww2dbase [Attack on Taranto | Taranto, Apulia | AC]
17 Feb 1941

Italy
  • The 6,161-ton Italian tanker Cesco, damaged by a torpedo from British submarine HMS Rover three days prior, was towed to Taranto, Italy. ww2dbase [Taranto, Apulia | HM]
29 Dec 1959

Italy
  • The Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy was acquired by the financial holding company Fincantieri. ww2dbase [Cantieri Tosi | Taranto, Apulia | CPC]
15 Mar 1960

Italy
  • The Tosi Shipyard at Taranto, Italy was reorganized under financial holding company Fincantieri. ww2dbase [Cantieri Tosi | Taranto, Apulia | CPC]
31 Dec 1990

Italy

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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