Leonardo da Vinci



DescriptionThe Italian battleship saw no action but was sunk by a magazine explosion on 2 August 1916 killing 21 officers and 227 enlisted men out of a crew of 1,156. The Italians blamed Austro-Hungarian saboteurs for her loss but it may have been caused by unstable propellant.
Year1916
Nationaliy of ShipItaly
Lives Lost248
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War One
Link to Wikipedia (Shipwreck / Event / Region)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_battleship_Leonardo_da_Vinci