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Old 19-05-2009, 10:18
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Default Italian Navy Protected Cruiser the Libia

trever.prowting@sky.comhello .i wonder if anyone can help me find info re the LIBIA formaly DRAMA a italian navy cruiser used as an escort for U.S.A.troops in ww1 i would like to find records of officers and crew and the ships movements from italy .gib.france .and british ports from 1917.to 1919 .if any one can help i would be most greatfull for any info .thank you all for your time.trever miceli prowting.

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Old 20-05-2009, 14:35
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Welcome to the forum Trever.

Not much info I'm afraid but you will find some, together with a photo, here...

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aj.cashmor...bia/libia.html

It also seems she was torpedoed by a U-boat during WW1 but obviously did not sink.

Good luck with your research.


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Old 20-05-2009, 16:11
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Trever - If you want to see some good pictures of the old cruiser Libia then you need look no further than this forum!

http://www.worldnavalships.com/forum...t=Libia&page=2

Check this link out and find post number #27! [the second post down.].
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Old 18-06-2009, 20:23
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ottoman naval cruiser .1911 trablusgarb (ıtaly - türk) war was confiscated
1937 years unavailable .ottoman and turkish naval triplet drama,hamidiye ,mecidiye cruiser
mecidiye 1915 odesa sunk by the russians .laters commissioned as prut ımperyal russian navy .
1918 seized by german armed force at sebastopol .returned to ottoman naval renamed mecidiye
this twin cruiser 1960s unavailable
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Old 08-12-2009, 20:37
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Good evening, Peyk!
Speaking about Mecidiye, do you have information whether she was armed with Russian 130/55 mm. Obukhov plant guns when she served in Turkish Navy after her return?
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Old 10-12-2009, 20:24
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Alex!

As you know after her raising the "Prut" (ex-"Mejidieh") was armed with 10 130mm guns. In 1917 the next repair and rearmament was begun and when German captured the cruiser in May 1918 they found her without guns, without masts and with one funnel. She was returned to Turkey and was restored with the original armament.
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Old 10-12-2009, 20:47
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She was returned to Turkey and was restored with the original armament.
Good evening, Antoine!

Nice to meet you at this forum too
The information that Mecidiye was rearmed with 130/55 guns during her repair in 1920s (after serving for some time with 6-inch and 4.7-inch guns when she was returned from Russia) was given in reference book on WW2 cruisers published by Russian EKSMO edition.
This fact seemed a little bit strange to me, as the Turks must have had problems with ammo for 130-mm caliber, so I wanted to clarify it.

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My Maternal Grandfather, Salvatore Azzarello, (b.Sicily 06/08/1895) was in the Italian Navy and served on the Libya in WW1.
I have a scale model of the ship, which Grandad made and which was handed down to me!
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My Maternal Grandfather, Salvatore Azzarello, (b.Sicily 06/08/1895) was in the Italian Navy and served on the Libya in WW1.
I have a scale model of the ship, which Grandad made and which was handed down to me!
Hello jemstone and welcome!

If you could post a photograph of the model, I'm sure many would be interested.
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Old 04-01-2013, 22:04
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Hi, Tim!
A friend is buying a postcard of the Libia for me from ebay, which I will scan.
I'll also take a photo of the model and upload both in due course!
Kind regards,
Julia
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:34
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Hi, Tim!
A friend is buying a postcard of the Libia for me from ebay, which I will scan.
I'll also take a photo of the model and upload both in due course!
Kind regards,
Julia
Thanks Julia - look forward to seeing them.
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