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    Good evening Aldo, I’m sorry I don’t have the book you are looking for but William Webb is also connected with the estabilishment of the Muggiano shipyard on the Liguria coast. Fincantieri, the nowadays owner of the shipyard, has an historical archive there and maybe you can contact it for more details.
    In searching for information about the two ships you mentioned I have found this link: http://www.bruzelius.info/Nautica/Shipbuilding/Shipyards/William_H_Webb.html
    It lists both the “Re d’Italia” and the “Re Don Luigi di Portogallo” as launched in 1863, two years after Count Cavour’s death in 1861. Maybe contractual corrispondence has been followed by Cavour political heirs instead that by himself.
    Hope this help,
    Alessandra