Italian ship Leonardo (A 5301)

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Leonardo A 5301, 2014
History
Italy
Name: Leonardo
Namesake: Leonardo da Vinci
Owner: NATO
Ordered: 1988
Builder: Shipyard McTay Marine Ltd - Bromborough, England
Laid down: 19 December 2000 [1]
Launched: 3 January 2002
Commissioned:
  • - 30 April 2002 to (public vessel)
  • - 16 November 2009 to (Navy)
In service: 1
Homeport: La Spezia
Identification:
Status: Active
General characteristics
Type: Coastal Research vessel
Displacement:
  • - 433 t (426 long tons) full load
  • - 321 t (316 long tons) gross tonnage
  • - 96 t (94 long tons) net tonnage
Length:
  • - 28.6 m (93 ft 10 in) LOA
  • - 23.4 m (76 ft 9 in) LPP
Beam: 15.2 m (49 ft 10 in) molded
Draught: 2.76 m (9 ft 1 in) full load
Draft:
  • - depth molded 9.0 m (29 ft 6 in)
  • - main masthead height (top of radar antenna): 18.75 m (61 ft 6 in)
  • - secondary mast height (top of radar antenna): 15.75 m (51 ft 8 in)
Propulsion:
Speed: 10.0 knots (18.5 km/h; 11.5 mph) (sustained sea speed)
Range: 1,850 nmi (3,430 km; 2,130 mi) at 8 knots (15 km/h; 9.2 mph)
Endurance: port to port, 5 days
Complement:
  • - 14 (given its role on a day light activities, accommodations are very limited: only 6 double cabins, shared between crew and scientists), of which:
  • - 8 crew (of which, 2 officials)
  • - up to 6 scientists (in day running operations)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • - Sperry Marine dual interswitched X-band and S-band BridgeMaster E 250 radars with 18-inch high-resolution flat-panel displays[2]
  • - Kongsberg fully integrated Maritime Bridge
  • - Kongsberg MDM 400
  • - echo sounder Kongsberg EA400
Notes:
  • - fuel capacity: 51.2 m3
  • - fresh water capacity: 35.8 t (35.2 long tons)
Leonardo

Leonardo (A 5301) is a NATO Coastal Research Vessel owned by NATO and operated by Marina Militare as Coastal Research vessel (CRV),[3] shared by CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation, in La Spezia Italy.

History[edit]

Leonardo was delivered to NATO Underwater Research Centre - NURC (SACLANTCEN) on 30 April 2002 and was accorded the flag of a public vessel of the Republic of Italy under a 2001 Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of defence (MOD-IT) and the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in the Atlantic.
On 16 November 2009, CRV Leonardowas entrusted to the Marina Militare and officially transferred under the Italian naval flag. Leonardo holds the status of an auxiliary of the Marina Militare and is manned by a military crew. NATO Underwater Research Centre - NURC is now named CMRE - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation of La Spezia, regarding acoustic and environmental fields [4]

Characteristics[edit]

Source [5]

  • scientific primary working area (aft): 59 m2 (640 sq ft)
  • scientific main laboratory: 31.2 m2 (336 sq ft)
  • capacity to carry a single ISO 1D standard, 10 ft (3.0 m), container
  • multibeam echo-sounder Simrad EM-3000

Communication systems:

  • Main GMDSS MF/HF transceiver Sailor HC 4500
  • deck VHF transceiver Sailor RT 4722
  • GMDSS SARTS transmitter Jotron 8 GHz
  • Prodel UHF transmitter ICOM IC 4088SR

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References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Italian ship Leonardo (A5301) at Wikimedia Commons