The 14 May 1882 happened: The MM to protect the compatriots


units of the Permanent Squad leave Gaeta for Messina and then proceed to the waters of the Levant where the political situation and the various international interferences had created a dangerous tension (political-military crises in the Balkan countries, friction of the Ottoman Empire with European nations, unrest in Egypt) which required a significant flag presence for the protection of local national communities.

In the meantime, the unrest in Alexandria in Egypt that will spread violently to the whole country will require the detachment for a long period from the Permanent Squad and the relocation in the waters of the eastern Mediterranean of the battleships Principe Amedeo, Palestro, Duilio, Ancona and of thevisoRapido.

Source: Military Navy