Friday, September 03, 2010
The Dreadnought Tegetthoff
A pre-World War I postcard of the SMS Tegetthoff, one of four dreadnoughts of The Austro-Hungarian Navy briefly mentioned in “Thunder At Twilight”.
The SMS Tegetthoff, launched on March 21, 1912, was named after 19th-Century Austrian Admiral Wilhelm Von Tegetthoff.
The SMS Tegetthoff survived World War I, but was turned over to Italy after the war as part of Austria’s war reparations.
Italy scrapped the Tegetthoff in 1924.
Later this afternoon, Joshua and I will be off to the Twin Cities, where we will spend a long Labor Day Weekend.