WIEN (Austria) (LOC)

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    Bain News Service,, publisher.

    WIEN (Austria)

    [between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

    1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

    Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative.
    Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

    Format: Glass negatives.

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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    Call Number: LC-B2- 2510-12

    gyst, ariel7515, JohnWilmot, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. cotinis 82 months ago | reply

      Looks to be the Austro-Hungarian Battleship Wien (Vienna), built 1898, sunk 1916 (or 1917) during WWI by the Italians (apparently), later salvaged, according to this Wikipedia article, and there are also some NY Times references, such as 12 December 1917.

    2. rolleijoe 82 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Where Fine Art Thrives, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Kilted Cowboy 74 months ago | reply

      The title should be Austria, the r is missing. On 09.12.1917 the Italians tried to sink her and her sister in Trieste in their port by torpedo boats. The MAS-9 and MAS-13 entered port unnoticed, and fired their torpedoes. At 02:32 the Wien received two torpedo-hits, sank within five minutes. 46 men perished.

    4. Lewis (LOC P&P) 74 months ago | reply

      Thanks for catching this error. We'll make the correction.

    5. B-59 9 months ago | reply

      "SMS Wien ("His Majesty's Ship Vienna") was one of three Monarch-class coastal defense ships built for the Austro-Hungarian Navy in the 1890s."

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