Allied Warships

IT Giulio Cesare

Battleship of the Conte di Cavour class

Battleship Giulio Cesare in 1914

NavyThe Italian Navy
ClassConte di Cavour 
Built byCantieri Ansaldo (Genua, Italy) 
Laid down24 Jun 1910 
Launched15 Oct 1911 
Commissioned10 May 1914 
End service 

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Notable events involving Giulio Cesare include:

29 Oct 1955
The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk (ex. Italian Giulio Cesare) exploded and sank in Sevastopol Bay resulting in the death of 608 sailors, most of whom were staying in the ship's compartments. It became the worst disaster in Soviet naval history but due to the Cold War the incident was not widely known until the late 80's. Most likely cause of the disaster was a old German mine floating underneath bow of the ship. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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