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The First Pearl Harbor

RAF torpedo bomber Fairey Swordfish

The bombing of Taranto was made possible by the arrival of Illustrious in August. Newly commissioned, she was the best carrier in the Royal Navy.

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Andrea Doria Class Battleship

Andrea Doria

The Andrea Doria and Caio Duilio were initially built in 1915-1916. However, extensive modernization was completed between 1933 and 1940. Some modernizations included lengthening the ships by 11meters, reboring and rechambering of turrets for new rounds which weighed 493 lbs.