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The Battle of Cape Matapan

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Despite the name Battle of Cape Matapan, the actual fighting was not on Cape Matapan but out to sea in several locations.

Zara Class Heavy Cruiser

The RM Heavy Cruiser Zara

The Fiume, Pola, and Zara all took part in the Battle of Cape Matapan, where they confronted armament much bigger than the 8 inch shells they were designed to absorb.