The Battleship Francesco Morosini

In the year 1885 at the Arsenal of Venice, the first Venetian battleship, Franceso Morosini, was built.  Venice was able to produce such a large ship thanks to scientific advancements such the Bessemer Process which made mass production of steel a lot quicker than ever before.  However, even though the construction of this ship was a great feat,  the late 1800s were the last of Arsenal of Venice's days of large production of naval ships.  The Francesco Morosini marks the end of an era for Venice as its days of superior naval production are long past.  Source: From craft production to industrial production. (n.d.). Retrieved February 07, 2017, from This photograph is in the public domain in Italy because it was first published in Italy and its term of copyright has expired. According to Law for the Protection of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights n.633, 22 April 1941

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