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Truly, there were some timid, though quite spectacular expeditions like the Indian Ocean Expedition (the famous SMS Novarra - yes, the same that brought Maximilian to Mexico in 1864 and took his body back to Austria three years later)...
http://www.discoverfrance.net/Colonies/ ... html#Intro
... the Austrian-Hungarian Northpole Expedition in 1872-1874 (SMS Tegetthof) - they discovered Franz Josef Land, an archipelago in the Arctic...
... and Franz Ferdinand's Grand World Tour overboard SMS Kaiserin Elisabeth in 1892-1893, as well some minor naval involvement in China in 1900 (SMS Zenta in the Boxer Rebellion).
Is that all - no colonial ambitions?
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The Austrian Navy (Bandiera) bombarded Moroccan Mediterranean (Tetouan) and Atlantic (Larache, Arzila) ports between june and september 1829, did a landing in Larache where the Austrians lost men and the sailors their heads
Against Egyptian Syria 1840
to the brink of a full-scale war in Europe for Syria between the old coalition, Russia Prussia Austria Great Britain and Turkey, against France and Egypt, the Austrian navy with the same Bandiera (frigates Medea Guerriera and corvette Lipsia) participated in a tripartite anglo-turkish operation in Syria in september 1840 with landing of troops, c.500 to 1000 men