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Augusto Vittorio Vècchi (22 December 1842, Marseille – 6 September 1932, Forte dei Marmi), known under the pseudonym Jack La Bolina, was an officer in the Regia Marina (Italian navy) and a writer on maritime subjects. He has been called "the Italian Captain Marryat".[1]

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Vecchi graduated from the Regia Scuola di Marina di Genoa (Royal Naval School Genoa) and became a midshipman in 1861. He became a sub-lieutenant in 1863 and a lieutenant in 1866. He participated in the Battle of Lissa in 1866 and resigned from the Regia Marina in 1872.[1]

Vecchi was an editor for Caffaro; giornale politico quotidiano and the Roman newspaper Fanfulla. In 1879 he founded the Regio Yacht Club Italiano.

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