A floating battery-ship (designed by the engineer D'Arçon). Ten batteries
of this type were employed in the siege of Gibraltar (1782). Alexandro Malaspina
and Alessandro Belmonti Stiviri were aboard one of them.
Image courtesy of the Centro
di Studi Malaspiniani, Mulazzo, Italy. Notes by Dario Manfredi.
December 20, 2005