Battleship Roma

Published June 30, 2012 by Tony

Situated at about 1000 meters deep in the Asinara gulf, about 16 miles off the coast of Sardinia, after 69 years has been identified a part of the wreck of the “Battleship Roma“, considered one of the most important shrines of the sea, sank on September 9 of 1943 by a German aircraft during world War II. The victims were 1352 including the commander of naval forces, Admiral of the team, while only 622 survivors. The engineer Guido Gay who for first shot the images of the wreck, for many years has conducted underwater explorations in the area with equipment designed and built by himself. With the help of an underwater robot, nicknamed ‘Pluto ball’, and other instruments placed on a catamaran, it was possible to locate and visit the wreck.

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