Wednesday, September 15, 2010
SMS Viribus Unitis
The Viribus Unitis was an Austro-Hungarian battleship launched in 1911. She was part of the Tegetthoff class of dreadnoughts, built in response to Italy's Dante Alighieri. In WW1, she was in the failed Otranto raid, where her sister Szent Istvan was sunk. After this the Austrians thought the Italians had discovered their plans and went back to port. She was sunk by an Italian manned torpedo in Pola harbor, thus ending her career.