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The flag of Rome Capital to honor the 1393 Sailors of the Battleship Roma

Bandiera Comune Roma

Nine September 1943, a German plane hits and sinksBattleship Rome, Flagship of the Royal Navy. 1393 sailors died, together with the commander of the Naval Battle Forces, the squad admiralCarlo Bergamini. Only 628 survived.

Nine September 2012, 69 years after that tragedy, the Municipality of Rome handed over the flag of Roma Capitale to the President of theRoyal Ship Rome Association. The flag will be carried to the flag room created by the Association in Porto Mahon, Menorca, where the burned shipwrecks and the survivors of the sinking were hospitalized, and where twenty-six of our sailors still rest.

Mahon 1973

30th anniversary in Mahon - 1973

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25th anniversary

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50th anniversary

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60th anniversary

75° Mahon

75th anniversary in Mahon

A commemoration for the 75th anniversary of the sinking of Roma took place between 8 and 9 September in Mahon on the island of Menorca.

Guest of honor Gustavo Bellazzini (born in 1921), one of the last survivors still alive; Gustavo also had a surprise: Sister Demetria (also born in 1921) participated in the ceremony on the 9th, who welcomed and treated the wounded hospitalized in Isla del Rey.

Mario Cappa did the honors, very valid builder of the Museum of the Armored Rome inside the restored and restoring hospital of Isla del Rey and tireless organizer of these two days. Numerous relatives of the fallen and survivors were able to visit the Spanish Naval Base where the surviving sailors and officers were quartered (on day 8) and the hospital of Isla del Rey as well as the monument-sepulcher of the fallen buried in Mahon.

During the ceremony on the 9th, the Crest of the Association depicting the bow frieze of the Roma was delivered to Mario Cappa.