August 8, 2016

Battle of Lissa

Croatia Post released a miniature sheet / stamps on the Battle of Lissa on 18th July 2016 depicting the sea battle and the portrait of Admiral Tegetthoff by Georg Decker. Croatian Post has printed this souvenir sheet as a joint issue with Slovenian Post.

Battle of Lissa, 20 July 1866 is regarded as the first significant battle between predominantly ironclad ships. It is also notable for the use of rams during the battle, a tactic not seen in a major engagement since Lepanto nearly 300 years before. It would be thought of as a possible tactic by armoured warships up until the “Dreadnought” era when the sheer power of the guns made close-in fighting obsolete.

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