Regia Marina Europa Italian seaplane carrier | Model Shipwrights

Presenting Maurizio Barbalucca and his stunning work on the Regia Marina Europa Italian seaplane carrier. Europa was a seaplane carrier of the Italian Regia Marina (Royal Navy). Originally laid down as the merchant ship Manila, she was renamed Salacia in 1898, and then sold to German and then Italian shipping companies in 1911 and 1913, respectively. She became Quarto in 1913, and in February 1915 she was purchased by the Italian fleet, renamed Europa, and converted into a seaplane carrier.

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