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wargamer613 Mar 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

I am looking for some information, specifically I would like to know if anyone has the dimensions of the Italian 1st class wooden screw frigates in the second division at the battle of Lissa 1866.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 10:05 p.m. PST

Not in Conway's. Foo.

Do you have a list of names?

- Ix

Altefritz14 Mar 2017 10:22 a.m. PST

Try here:

PDF link

Fabrizio, from Italy

wargamer615 Mar 2017 4:08 a.m. PST

Thanks Fabrizio , thats a good resource but we are no closer to the dimensions I'm afraid , I only know the tonnage . The frigates in question are :-

Gaeta ex-Neapolitan screw frigate, 1861, 3917t
Maria Adelaide ex-Sardinian screw frigate, 1859, 3429t,
Duca di Genova ex-Sardinian screw frigate, 1860, 3459t,
Garibaldi ex-Neapolitan screw frigate, 1860, 3390t,
Principe Umberto ex-Sardinian screw frigate, 1861, 3446t
Carlo Alberto ex-Sardinian screw frigate, 1853, 3231t,
Vittorio Emanuele ex-Sardinian screw frigate, 1856, 3201t,
San Giovanni ex-Sardinian screw corvette, 1861, 1752t,

BuckeyeBob15 Mar 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

dimensions of 2 sisters (Garibaldiand Gaeta) listed here.



BuckeyeBob15 Mar 2017 11:39 a.m. PST

this site may be of use. Seems to list dimensions etc. and is alphabetical listing. I found a few on your list here.


wargamer615 Mar 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Thank you all for the links. I managed to do quite well by Googling in Italian instead of English. There are some pretty useful sites on the Italian language internet on Lissa. I might do the same for Austrian sites using German .

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP15 Mar 2017 3:58 p.m. PST
Hussar123 Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 2:06 a.m. PST

Thanks Yellow Adm!

wargamer627 Mar 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

I can highly recommend this book and its Croation supplier to anybody interested in the The battle of Lissa. The book contains many pictures of mostly Austrian ships but a lot of Italian as well and a good description of the battle in English. Even the third rate ships are illustrated for more a complete picture of the fleets involved.


Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Does this mean we should expect the Pithead Lissa models to be released in the near future? :-)

- Ix

wargamer628 Mar 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

Admiral, I will definately be making a set of Lissa ships. Whether or not Pithead will make any copies is collectively up to yourselves.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 12:02 a.m. PST

This project *so* needs a kickstarter page…

I know I already said so, but I'm in for the whole Lissa set if it gets manufactured.

- Ix

wargamer629 Mar 2017 9:11 a.m. PST

I need to sign up 6 more committed people for the project to go ahead but I will be putting pictures of some of the prototypes up on my website before then. Its a big project involving many ships so I need to know I will have some level of support. I haven't made any of the Gunboats or Paddlers yet as I want to see how it goes first.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2017 1:02 p.m. PST

I recommend making an(other) announcement on TMP when the pictures go up. That may knock loose a few more committed buyers.

Besides, I want to see the pictures. :-)

- Ix

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