List of active Italian Navy ships

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This is a list of active Italian Navy ships. The navy maintains approximately 181 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: 2 light aircraft carriers, 3 small 8,000 tonnes amphibious transport docks, 4 air-defence destroyers, 4 general-purpose frigates, 8 anti-submarine frigates, and 8 attack submarines. Patrol and littoral warfare units include one light patrol frigate, 10 offshore patrol vessels and two corvettes. In support of the fleet there are 10 mine countermeasure vessels, 6 coastal patrol boats/special forces patrol boats and a various auxiliary ships. The total displacement of the Italian Navy is approximately 275,000 tonnes.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Class Picture Type Boat No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Todaro class Mmi S527.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Todaro S 526 2006 1,830 tonnes
Scirè S 527 2007
Pietro Venuti S 528 2016
Romeo Romei S 529 2017
Sauro class Sauro class.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Pelosi S 522 1988 1,862 tonnes Class to be replaced by two to four U212NFS starting in the latter 2020s[3]
Giuliano Prini S 523 1989
Primo Longobardo S 524 1993
Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia S 525 1995

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Cavour Napoli 2010.jpg Aircraft carrier (V/STOL) Cavour 550 2008 30,000 tonnes[4]
ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551).jpg Aircraft carrier (V/STOL) Giuseppe Garibaldi 551 1985 13,850 tonnes To be replaced in 2023 by 38,000 ton LHD Trieste[5][6][7]

Amphibious warfare[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
San Giorgio class San Marco (L9893) underway in the Mediterranean Sea on 16 June 2016.JPG LPD – Landing Platform Dock San Giorgio L 9892 1988 8,000 tonnes Class eventually to be replaced by two or three LPD (about 20,000 ton)[8]
San Marco L 9893 1988
San Giusto L 9894 1994

Major surface combatants[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Orizzonte class Nave Caio Duilio.jpg Air-defence destroyer Andrea Doria D 553 2007 7,050 tonnes
Caio Duilio D 554 2009
Durand de la Penne class Durand de la Penne D560.jpg Air-defence destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne D 560 1993 5,560 tonnes Retires 2024; class eventually to be replaced by two new DDX (11,000 ton) from 2030[9]
Francesco Mimbelli D 561 1993
Bergamini class
(FREMM)
Italian frigate Carlo Margottini (F592) underway in the Mediterranean Sea on 2 January 2022 (220102-N-UP745-1976).JPG General-purpose frigate Carlo Bergamini F 590 2013 6,700 tonnes
Anti-submarine frigate Virginio Fasan F 591 2013
Carlo Margottini F 592 2014
Carabiniere F 593 2015
Alpino F 594 2016
General-purpose frigate Luigi Rizzo F 595 2017
Federico Martinengo F 596 2018
Antonio Marceglia F 597 2019
Spartaco Schergat F 598 Laid down in 2021.
Emilio Bianchi F 599
Maestrale class Maestrale-Class MAESTRALE (F 570).jpg Anti-submarine frigate Grecale F 571 1983 3,040 tonnes Retiring 2021–24, being replaced by 7 Thaon di Revel-class offshore patrol vessel PPA
Libeccio F 572 1983
Zeffiro F 577 1985
Thaon di Revel class Multipurpose offshore patrol ships Paolo Thaon di Revel P 430 2022 6,200 tonnes "Light" variant for patrol missions[10]
Francesco Morosini P 431 2022

Patrol[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
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 2004 1,520 tonnes
Comandante Borsini P 491 2004
Comandante Bettica P 492 2004
Comandante Foscari P 493 2004
Sirio class Mmi P409.jpg Offshore patrol vessel Sirio P 409 2003 1,549 tonnes Retiring 2022–23[6] to be replaced by 8 European Patrol Corvettes planned with France from 2030;[11] about 3,000 tons
Orione P 410 2003
Cassiopea class Spica P403.jpg Offshore patrol vessel Cassiopea P 401 1989 1,499 tonnes
Libra P 402 1991
Spica P 403 1991
Vega P 404 1992
Esploratore class Vedetta (P 407).jpg Coastal patrol boats Esploratore P 405 1997 188 tonnes
Sentinella P 406 1998
Vedetta P 407 1999
Staffetta P 408 2005
Angelo Cabrini class Special Forces Patrol boat Angelo Cabrini P 420 2019 190 tonnes
Tullio Tedeschi P 421 2020

Mine countermeasures[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Lerici class Vieste M5553.jpg Minehunter Milazzo M 5552 1985 503 tonnes
Vieste M 5553 1985
Gaeta class MM Crotone M5558.jpg Minehunter Gaeta M 5554 1992 720 tonnes
Termoli M 5555 1992
Alghero M 5556 1993
Numana M 5557 1993
Crotone M 5558 1994
Viareggio M 5559 1994
Chioggia M 5560 1996
Rimini M 5561 1996

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

The Italian Navy keeps in service a number of auxiliary and support ships. These include:[12]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Vulcano class AOR – Replenishment oiler Vulcano A 5335 2021 27,200 tonnes

Command & logistics support ship.

Steel cut on second ship July 2022[13] Option on third ship.

Etna class AOR Etna.jpg AOR – Replenishment oiler Etna A 5326 1998 13,400 tonnes Command & logistics support ship
Stromboli class Nave da rifornimento Vesuvio A 5329.jpg AOR – Replenishment oiler (small) Stromboli A 5327 1975 9,100 tonnes
Vesuvio A 5329 1978 To be replaced by new LSS (Logistic Support Ship) “Vulcano”.[14]

Submarine support and rescue ship[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Ae dq mmi A5309.jpg Submarine rescue ship Anteo A 5309 1980 3,874 tonnes Equipped with Deep-submergence rescue vehicle DRASS-Galeazzi SRV-300; planned to be replaced by SDO SuRS (USSP)

Electronic support ship[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Elettra A5340.jpg Electronic surveillance ship Elettra A 5340 2003 3,180 tonnes

Hydrographic survey vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Magnaghi (A 5303) 08.JPG hydrographic survey vessel Ammiraglio Magnaghi A 5303 1975 1,744 tonnes Planned to be replaced by Unità Idro Oceanografica Maggiore (UIOM)
Ninfe class Galatea (A 5308) 05.JPG hydrographic survey vessel Aretusa A 5304 2002 415 tonnes
Galatea A 5308 2002

Research and multi-purpose support ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
NATO Research vessel Alliance.jpg Research vessel Alliance A 5345 (1988) 2016 2,920 tonnes under Italian flag and Marina Militare crew, since 1 January 2016; operated for CMRE – La Spezia[15][16]
Leonardo (A 5301) 06 @chesi.JPG Coastal Research Vessel Leonardo A 5301 (2002) 2009 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 1986 324 tonnes
Vincenzo Martellotta A 5320 1989

Water tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Coastal water tanker Bormida A 5359 1974 763 tonnes ex GGS 1011
Simeto class Water tanker Ticino A 5376 1994 2,027 tonnes
Tirso A 5377 1994

Coastal tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Panarea class Favignana (A 5372).JPG Coastal oil tanker Panarea A 5370 1986 863 tonnes
Linosa A 5371 1986
Favignana A 5372 1987
Salina A 5373 1988

Coastal transport ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Gorgona class Mmi A5353.jpg Coastal Transport ship Gorgona A 5347 1986 631 / 799,6 tonnes minelayer capability
Tremiti A 5348 1987
Caprera A 5349 1987
Pantelleria A 5351 1987
Lipari A 5352 1987
Capri A 5353 1987

Logistic tender ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Ponza class Mmi A5368.jpg Coastal Transport ship Ponza A 5364 1988 685 tonnes minelayer capability
Levanzo A 5366 1989
Tavolara A 5367 1989
Palmaria A 5368 1989
Procida A 5383 1990

Landing craft[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Displacement Notes
LC23 class
MTM C8..
LCM LCM 140 tonnes f.l. Vittoria Shipyards, landing craft for LHD Trieste[17]
LCM
LCM
LCM
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
RHIB various classes RHIB + 70 Zodiac Hurricane 935 (at least 14 units)
Zodiac Hurricane 753
Zodiac Hurricane 733 II
STENMAR 6.70
STENMAR 6.90
STENMAR 9.20 (at least 6 units)
ARIMAR 710 PRO
ARIMAR 920 PRO
CABI Cattaneo 11 m (at least 6 units)

Deep sea tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Displacement Notes
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 No. Displacement Notes
Coastal tugboat Ercole Y 430 540 tonnes Launched in 2002 by Damen shipyards; Commissioned in 2014
Porto class Mm Carabiniere F 581.jpg Coastal tugboat Porto Fossone Y 415 412 tonnes Portofino (Y 436) and Riva Trigoso (Y 443) decommissioned
Porto Torres Y 416
Porto Corsini Y 417
Porto Empedocle Y 421
Porto Pisano Y 422
Porto Conte Y 423
Portoferraio Y 425
Portovenere Y 426
Porto Salvo Y 428

Harbour tugboats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Displacement Notes
RP 101 class Harbour tugboats RP 101 Y 403 85 tonnes I Batch
RP 102 Y 404
RP 104 Y 407
RP 106 Y 410
RP 107 Y 413
RP 108 Y 452
RP 109 Y 456
RP 110 Y 458
RP 111 Y 460
RP 112 Y 462
RP 113 class Harbour tugboats RP 113 Y 463 120 tonnes II Batch
RP 116 Y 466
RP 118 class Harbour tugboats RP 118 Y 468 85 tonnes III Batch
RP 119 Y 470
RP 120 Y 471
RP 122 Y 473
RP 123 Y 476
RP 124 Y 477
RP 125 class Harbour tugboats RP 125 Y 478 76.4 tonnes IV Batch
RP 126 Y 479
RP 127 Y 480
RP 128 Y 481
RP 129 Y 482
RP 130 Y 483
RP 131 Y 484
RP 134 Y 487
RP 132 Y 485
RP 133 Y 486

Harbour water and oil tanker ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Displacement Notes
GGS 1012 class Harbour tanker GGS1012 GGS 1012 500 tonnes GGS-1018 launched December 2012[18]
GGS-1019 & GGS-2020 launched by Cantiere Navale Tringali 2001 & 2002[19]
GGS1013 GGS 1013
GGS1014 GGS 1014
GGS1015 GGS 1015
GGS1016 GGS 1016
GGS1017 GGS 1017
GGS1018 GGS 1018
GGS1019 GGS 1019
GGS1020 GGS 1020
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 No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Ferry-boat Cheradi Y 402 1992 180 tonnes

Sail training tall ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Notes
Amerigo vespucci 1976 nyc aufgetakelt.jpg Tall ship Amerigo Vespucci A 5312 1931 4,300 tonnes last heavy update in 2013/2016
Nave scuola Palinuro (A5311).jpg Full-rigged ship Palinuro A 5311 (1934)
1955
1,341 tonnes
Nave Italia profilo.JPG Brigantine Italia A 5314 (1993)
2007
404 tonnes

Sail Training Vessel[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship No. Comm. Displacement Length Notes
Navire école ORSA MAGGIRE.jpg Sail Training Vessel Orsa Maggiore A 5323 1995 80 tonnes 28.3 m (93 ft)
Sail Training Vessel Caroly A 5302 (1948)
1982
56 tonnes 23.66 m (77.6 ft)
Sail Training Vessel Capricia A 5322 (1963)
1993
55 tonnes 22.5 m (74 ft)
Stella Polare (ship, 1965), Sète cf01.jpg Sail Training Vessel Stella Polare A 5313 1965 48 tonnes 21.47 m (70.4 ft)
Mmi A5316.jpg Sail Training Vessel Corsaro II A 5316 1961 47 tonnes 20.9 m (69 ft)

Sailing Boat Cruise[edit]

Class Picture Type Ship 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 No. Lifting
capacity
Notes
Floating dock GO 60 GO 60 1,000 tonnes Launched 17 February 2018 to Megaride dockyards in Napoli; capacity for vessels length 60 m and large 13 m; based to La Spezia
Floating dock GO 59 GO 59 1,000 tonnes 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
GO53 on 2018 based to Augusta[20]
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[21]
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 organisations of Italy:

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