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David Hepper
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I would agree with the previous suggestion – it is either FEARLESS or SCOUT; they both served in the Mediterranean in the 1890s, and the British fleet regularly visited Venice.
I confess I cannot see any ‘ostrich’ … mechanical semaphore is a good suggestion; or perhaps they were boasting that they had the Cock of the Fleet trophy…

Cock of the Fleet Photograph