Where did the battle of Matapan take place?

Cape MatapanMediterranean Sea
Battle of Cape Matapan/Locations

Who won the battle of Matapan?

The British victory
The British victory at the Battle of Cape Matapan was a resounding success. For the cost of one fighter aircraft and three crew, the British had destroyed three heavy cruisers, two destroyers, caused over 2,000 casualties and captured over 1,000 prisoners.

What was the battle of Matapan?

The Battle of Cape Matapan (Greek: Ναυμαχία του Ταινάρου) was a naval battle during the Second World War between the Allies, represented by the navies of the United Kingdom and Australia, and the Royal Italian navy, from 27 to 29 March 1941.

When was the battle of Matapan?

March 27, 1941Battle of Cape Matapan / Start date

What happened to the Italian fleet in ww2?

After the war, the two surviving ships (as well as several older Italian battleships) were assigned by lot as war reparations to the Allied powers; the United States won Italia, and the British Vittorio Veneto. Both ships were physically returned to Italy, and scrapped in the early 1950s.

How good was the Italian Navy in ww2?

Third, despite building a navy for fleet actions with naval artillery, the Italian Navy, despite its ships being of fine quality, were simply outnumbered in every way by the British and French.

How many Italian ships were sunk in ww2?

Italy Ship Losses 1939-41 Every type of ship is here, warships, submarines, MTBs, tankers, cargo, passenger, troopships and so on, totalling over 225.

Are there any Italian ww2 ships left?

What does RN mean in Italian Navy?

Regia Marina
Regia Marina

Regia Marina (RM)
Active 1861–1946
Country Italy
Allegiance King of Italy
Type Navy