: The following information is from "Night
: Action Off Cape Matapan" by S.W.C.
: Pack: The Warspite and Valiant opened fire
: on the Italian Cruiser Fiume from a range of
: 2900 (Warspite) and 4000 yards (Valiant).
: Of Warspite's first salvo 5 of 6 shells (Y
: turret could not bear on the target) hit the
: Fiume. Reportedly one of the shells hit Y
: turret and lifted much of the gunhouse over
: the side.
: Warspite's actions were certainly legendary
: as she also recorded one of the longest
: gunnery hits on a moving target. This
: happened during the Battle of Calabria when
: Warspite hit the Italian Battleship Giulio
: Cesare at a range of around 26,000 yards.
: It is unfortunate that this great ship was
: not turned into a museum ship.
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