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A famous motor torpedo boat
Some time in the 1990s

A famous motor torpedo boat

Rome

Hidden in the Vittoriano monument - on the side nearer to the
Forum (with its entrance on the Via dei Fori Imperiali) - you'll
find a small museum that honours the country's armed forces....
the 'Museo Sacrario delle Bandiere delle Forze Armate'.

For more, see __ http://www.marina.difesa.it/storiacultura/ufficiostorico/musei/sacrario/Pagine/default.aspx

or __ http://www.060608.it/en/cultura-e-svago/beni-culturali/musei/museo-sacrario-delle-bandiere-delle-forze-armate.html

The exhibits there include this tiny Motor Torpedo Boat, from World War One:

"Italian MAS boats were comparatively small, at 20-30 tons displacement.
MAS 15 was the only Motor Torpedo boat in history to sink a battleship,
the Austrian vessel Szent István in 1918"... from Wikipedia.


other sizes: small medium original
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