List of active Italian Navy ships

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This is a list of active Italian Navy ships as of 4 October 2016. The navy maintains approximately 186 ships in service,[1] including minor auxiliary vessels. The fleet has started a process of renewal that will see 50 ships retired by 2025 and replaced by 30 multi-mission ships.[2] Ocean going fleet units include: two aircraft carriers, three small 8,000 tonne amphibious transport docks, four air-defence destroyers, two general-purpose frigate, 11 anti-submarine frigates, and eight attack submarines. Patrol and littoral warfare units include two light patrol frigates, 10 offshore patrol vessels and four corvettes. In support of the fleet there are 10 mine countermeasure vessels, 4 coastal patrol boats and a various auxiliary ships.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Class Picture Type Boat Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Todaro class Mmi S527.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Todaro S 526 1,830 tonnes
Scirè S 527
Pietro Venuti S 528
Romeo Romei S 529
Sauro class Sauro class.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Pelosi S 522 1,862 tonnes
Giuliano Prini S 523
Primo Longobardo S 524
Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia S 525

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Cavour Napoli 2010.jpg Aircraft carrier
(V/STOL)
Cavour 550 27,910 tonnes
ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551).jpg Aircraft carrier
(V/STOL)
Giuseppe Garibaldi 551 13,850 tonnes To be replaced around 2022 by LHD Trieste[3][4]

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
San Giorgio-class San Marco (L9893) underway in the Mediterranean Sea on 16 June 2016.JPG LPD – Landing Platform Dock
(Small)
San Giorgio L 9892 8,000 tonnes Retires 2019[3]
San Marco L 9893 Retires 2020[3]
San Giusto L 9894 Retires 2022[3]

Surface combatants[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Orizzonte-class Nave Caio Duilio.jpg Air-defence destroyer Andrea Doria D 553 7,050 tonnes
Caio Duilio D 554
Durand de la Penne class Durand de la Penne D560.jpg Air-defence destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne D 560 5,560 tonnes Retires 2024
Francesco Mimbelli D 561
Bergamini-class
(FREMM)
Carlo Margottini (F 592) 05.JPG General-purpose frigate Carlo Bergamini F 590 6,700 tonnes Four more to be commissioned
Luigi Rizzo F 595
Anti-submarine frigate Virginio Fasan F 591
Carlo Margottini F 592
Carabiniere F 593
Alpino F 594
Maestrale class Maestrale-Class MAESTRALE (F 570).jpg Anti-submarine frigate Grecale
F 571 3,040 tonnes Retiring 2015–24[3] being replaced by FREMM.
Libeccio F 572
Scirocco F 573
Aliseo F 574
Euro F 575
Espero F 576
Zeffiro F 577
Lupo class
(also known as Soldati class)
MM Sagittario Distant Drum 1983.jpg Light patrol frigate Aviere F 583 2,506 tonnes Retiring 2016–18[3] being replaced by PPA
(Bersagliere converted to Minehunter Support Vessel)
Bersagliere F 584
Minerva class Urania F552.jpg Corvette Sfinge F 554 1,285 tonnes Retiring 2016–17[3] being replaced by PPA
Driade F 555
Chimera F 556
Fenice F 557

Offshore patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Note
Comandanti class US Navy 100528-N-3136P-207 An Italian Navy visit, board, search and seizure team returns to the Italian Navy offshore patrol vessel ITS Comandante Foscari (P-493).jpg Offshore patrol vessel Comandante Cigala Fulgosi P 490 1,520 tonnes Retiring 2023[3]
Comandante Borsini P 491 Retiring 2023[3]
Comandante Bettica P 492 Retiring 2025[3]
Comandante Foscari P 493 Retiring 2024[3]
Sirio class Mmi P409.jpg Offshore patrol vessel Sirio P 409 1,549 tonnes Retiring 2025[3]
Orione P 410 Retiring 2024[3]
Cassiopea class Spica P403.jpg Offshore patrol vessel Cassiopea P 401 1,499 tonnes Retiring 2022–23;[3]
Libra P 402
Spica P 403
Vega P 404

Mine countermeasure vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Lerici class Vieste M5553.jpg Minehunter Milazzo M 5552 503 tonnes Retires 2019[3]
Vieste M 5553 Retires 2018[3]
Gaeta-class MM Crotone M5558.jpg Minehunter Gaeta M 5554 720 tonnes Retiring 2019–22[3]
Termoli M 5555
Alghero M 5556
Numana M 5557
Crotone M 5558
Viareggio M 5559
Chioggia M 5560
Rimini M 5561

Coastal patrol boats[edit]

Class Picture Type Boat Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Esploratore class Vedetta (P 407).jpg Coastal patrol boats Esploratore P 405 188 tonnes
Sentinella P 406
Vedetta P 407
Staffetta P 408

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

The Italian Navy keeps in service a number of auxiliary and support ships. These include:[5]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Etna class AOR Etna.jpg AOR – Replenishment oiler Etna A 5326 13,400 tonnes Command & logistics support ship, retires 2025[3]
Stromboli class Nave da rifornimento Vesuvio A 5329.jpg AOR – Replenishment oiler (small) Stromboli A 5327 9,100 tonnes Retiring 2018–20;[3] to be replaced by new LSS (Logistic Support Ship) "Vulcano" in 2019.[6]
Vesuvio A 5329

Submarine support and rescue ship[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Ae dq mmi A5309.jpg Submarine rescue ship Anteo A 5309 3,874 tonnes Equipped with Deep-submergence rescue vehicle DRASS-Galeazzi SRV-300; Retiring 2020,planned to be replaced by Unità Supporto Subacqueo Polivalente (USSP)

Diving support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Marino class Diving support vessel Mario Marino Y 498 97 tonnes being replaced by UNPAV
Alcide Pedretti Y 499

Electronic support ship[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Elettra A5340.jpg Electronic surveillance ship Elettra A 5340 3,180 tonnes

Hydrographic survey vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Magnaghi (A 5303) 08.JPG hydrographic survey vessel Ammiraglio Magnaghi A 5303 1,744 tonnes Retiring 2020 [2] planned to be replaced by Unità Idro Oceanografica Maggiore (UIOM)
Ninfe class Galatea (A 5308) 05.JPG hydrographic survey vessel Aretusa A 5304 415 tonnes
Galatea A 5308

Research and multi-purpose support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
NATO Research vessel Alliance.jpg Research vessel Alliance A 5345 2,920 tonnes under Italian flag and Marina Militare crew, since 1 January 2016; operated for CMRE – La Spezia[7][8]
Leonardo (A 5301) 06 @chesi.JPG Coastal Research Vessel Leonardo A 5301 433 tonnes under Italian flag and Marina Militare crew, since 2009; operated for CMRE – La Spezia
Rossetti class Coastal Research Vessel Raffaele Rossetti A 5315 324 tonnes
Vincenzo Martellotta A 5320

Water tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Coastal water tanker Bormida A 5359 763 tonnes ex GGS 1011
Simeto class Water tanker Ticino A 5376 2,027 tonnes
Tirso A 5377

Coastal tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Panarea class Favignana (A 5372).JPG Coastal oil tanker Panarea A 5370 863 tonnes
Linosa A 5371
Favignana A 5372
Salina A 5373

Coastal transport ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Gorgona class Mmi A5353.jpg Coastal Transport ship Gorgona A 5347 631 / 799,6 tonnes minelayer capability
Tremiti A 5348
Caprera A 5349
Pantelleria A 5351
Lipari A 5352
Capri A 5353

Logistic tender ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Ponza class Mmi A5368.jpg Coastal Transport ship Ponza A 5364 685 tonnes minelayer capability
Levanzo A 5366
Tavolara A 5367
Palmaria A 5368
Procida A 5383

Landing craft[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
number
Displacement Notes
LCM62 class
MTM C828
LCM LCM62 GIS62 76 tonnes
LCM63 GIS63
LCM64 GIS64
LCM65 GIS65
LCM66 GIS66
LCM67 GIS67
LCM68 GIS68
LCM69 GIS69
LCM60 GIS70
MTM217 class LCM MTM217 MEN217 65 tonnes
MTM218 MEN218
MTM219 MEN219
MTM220 MEN220
MTM221 MEN221
MTM222 MEN222
MTM227 MEN227
MTM228 MEN228
MTP96 class LCVP 20 x MDN94 MDN94/MDN104
MDN108/MDN109
MDN114/MDN120
14 tonnes commissioned in 1990s years

Presidential yachts[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
presidential yacht Argo MEN 209 65 tonnes Commissioned in 1971; used as spy ship during cold-war years
yacht Sanjir 261 tonnes launched in 2006; Commissioned in 2014; on update

Deep sea tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Atlante class Deep sea tugboat Prometeo A 5318 750 tonnes
Ciclope class Mmi A5330.jpg Deep sea tugboat Ciclope A 5319 660 tonnes
Titano A 5324
Polifemo A 5325
Gigante A 5328
Saturno A 5330
Tenace A 5365

Coastal tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Coastal tugboat Ercole Y430 540 tonnes Launched in 2002 by Damen shipyards; Commissioned in 2014
Porto class Mm Carabiniere F 581.jpg Coastal tugboat Porto Fossone Y415 412 tonnes Portofino (Y436) and Riva Trigoso (Y443) decommissioned
Porto Torres Y416
Porto Corsini Y417
Porto Empedocle Y421
Porto Pisano Y422
Porto Conte Y423
Portoferraio Y425
Portovenere Y426
Porto Salvo Y428

Harbour tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
RP 101 class Harbour tugboats RP 101 Y403 85 tonnes I Batch
RP 102 Y404
RP 104 Y407
RP 106 Y410
RP 107 Y413
RP 108 Y452
RP 109 Y456
RP 110 Y458
RP 111 Y460
RP 112 Y462
RP 113 class Harbour tugboats RP 113 Y463 120 tonnes II Batch
RP 116 Y466
RP 118 class Harbour tugboats RP 118 Y468 85 tonnes III Batch
RP 119 Y470
RP 120 Y471
RP 122 Y473
RP 123 Y476
RP 124 Y477
RP 125 class Harbour tugboats RP 125 Y478 76,4 tonnes IV Batch
RP 126 Y479
RP 127 Y480
RP 128 Y481
RP 129 Y482
RP 130 Y483
RP 131 Y484
RP 134 Y487
RP 132 Y485
RP 133 Y486

Harbour water and oil tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
GGS 1012 class Harbour tanker GGS1012 GGS 1012 500 tonnes
GGS1013 GGS 1013
GGS1014 GGS 1014
GRS/G 1010 GRS/G 1010
GRS/G 1011 GRS/G 1011
GRS/G 1012 GRS/G 1012
GRS/J 1013 GRS/J 1013

Ferry-boat[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Ferry-boat Cheradi Y402 180 tonnes

Training ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Aragosta class Astice (A 5379) 01.JPG Training ship Astice A 5379 177 tonnes Some of the 1950s MSI-58 Aragosta-class minesweepers were converted to cadet training ships in 1985, Astice, Mitilo, Murena and Porpora were scheduled to be decommissioned
Mitilo A 5380
Porpora A 5382
Murena A 5305

Sail training tall ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Amerigo vespucci 1976 nyc aufgetakelt.jpg Tall ship Amerigo Vespucci A 5312 4,300 tonnes launched in February 1931; last heavy update in 2013/2016
Nave scuola Palinuro (A5311).jpg Full rigged ship Palinuro A 5311 1,341 tonnes launched in March 1934

Sail Training Vessel[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Italia (A 5314) IMO 8872825 01.JPG Sail Training Vessel Italia A 5314 404 tonnes Launched in 1993; commissioned in 2007; length 61 m
Navire école ORSA MAGGIRE.jpg Sail Training Vessel Orsa Maggiore A 5323 80 tonnes Commissioned in 1995; length 28,3 m
Sail Training Vessel Caroly A 5302 56 tonnes launched in 1948; Commissioned in 1982; length 23,66 m
Sail Training Vessel Capricia A 5322 55 tonnes launched in 1963; Commissioned in 1993; length 22,5 m
Stella Polare (ship, 1965), Sète cf01.jpg Sail Training Vessel Stella Polare A 5313 48 tonnes Launched in 1965; length 21,47 m
Mmi A5316.jpg Sail Training Vessel Corsaro II A 5316 47 tonnes Commissioned in 1961; length 20,9 m

Sailing Boat Cruise[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
no.
Displacement Notes
Sailing boat cruise Albatros
Sailing boat cruise Andromeda
Sailing boat cruise Antares
Sailing boat cruise Aquarius
Sailing boat cruise Aquilante
Sailing boat cruise Aquilone
Sailing boat cruise Artica II 7 tonnes launched in 1956; length 12,94 m
Sailing boat cruise Bellatrix
Sailing boat cruise Calypso
Sailing boat cruise Canopus
Sailing boat cruise Chaplin 15 tonnes launched in 1974; commissioned in 2008; length 16,75 m
Sailing boat cruise Cignus
Sailing boat cruise Cobalt S/Y
Sailing boat cruise Deneb
Sailing boat cruise Dragone
Sailing boat cruise Fomalhaut
Sailing boat cruise Gabbiano
Sailing boat cruise Gemini
Sailing boat cruise Grifone bianco
Sailing boat cruise Nausica
Sailing boat cruise Pegaso
Sailing boat cruise Pellicano
Sailing boat cruise Penelope
Sailing boat cruise Quadrante
Sailing boat cruise Sagittario 11 tonnes launched in 1972; length 15,74 m
Sailing boat cruise Scorpione
Sailing boat cruise Sestante
Sailing boat cruise Seven seas
Sailing boat cruise Tara's
Sailing boat cruise Ussaro

Floating docks[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship Pennant
number
Lifting
capacity
Notes
Floating dock GO 59 GO 59 1,000 tonns Commissioned 2014
Floating dock GO 58 GO 58 2,000 tonnes Commissioned on 1996
GO 55 class Floating dock GO 55
GO 56
GO 57
GO 55
GO 56
GO 57
850 tonnes Commissioned 1995/1996
GO 52 class Floating dock GO 52
GO 53
GO 54
GO 52
GO 53
GO 54
6,000 tonnes Commissioned 1988/1993
Floating dock GO 51 GO 51 2,000 tonnes Commissioned 1971
length 80 m
deployed to La Maddalena (Olbia)
GO 22 class Floating dock GO 23 GO 23 1,000 tonnes Commissioned 1935
Floating dock GO 20 GO 20 1,600 tonnes Commissioned 1935
Floating dock GO 188 GO 188 600 t Commissioned 1920
Floating dock GO 18A GO18A 800 tonnes Commissioned 1920
on 2015 based to Brindisi Naval Station[9]
Floating dock GO 11 GO 11 2,700 tonnes Commissioned 1920
Floating dock GO 5 GO 5 100 tonnes Commissioned 1893
Floating dock GO 1 GO 1 1,000 tonnes Commissioned 1942

See also[edit]

Other maritime organisation of Italy:

Other European navies:

References[edit]

External links[edit]