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Austro Hungarian Navy
S.M.S. Novara

31mm diameter cachet applied in violet ink on the SMS Novara, 08 Jul 1916

The SMS Novara
A small cruiser with a displacement of 3500 tons, was built in 1912, its complement was 318.
This ship was given to France at the end of WW1.
(photo circa 1914)