• Guido Gay with the small Pluto Palla ROV,
    rated to 4000 m depth.
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  • June 2012: discovery of the Roma Battleship
    after 69 years in the waters of the Gulf of Asinara,
    at a depth of 1200 m.
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  • Guido Gay shows the discovery
    of the Roma Battleship
    to two officers of the Italian Navy.
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  • September 2012: Guido Gay receives
    the Merit Medal in Silver (Italian Navy)
    by Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola.
  • September 2012: Guido Gay meets the President
    of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano, during the exhibition
    dedicated to the discovery of the Roma Battleship.
  • May 2013: Guido Gay receives
    the International Award named "Artiglio".

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