Saturday, 22 April 2017

Austrian scout cruiser SMS Navara launched according to the Dutch magazine Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1913-1914 no. 2

An item reported that the Austrian scout Novara, an improved Admiral Spaun design was launched at Fiume [nowadays Rijeka, Krotia] on 15th February. She was to be armoured with a nickel steel made belt with a thickness of 6cm.91)

1. Scout cruiser of the Novara-class. Laid down by Danubius Shipyard, Fiume [Rijeka, Croatia] on 9 December 1912, launched on 15 February 1913, commissioned on 10 January 1913, transferred to France as war prize, renamed Thionville and became training ship, since 1932 barracks ship at Toulon, France and broken up in 1941.