List of active Italian Navy ships

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List of active Italian Navy ships is a list of ships in active service with the Italian Navy. As of 2015 the navy maintains approximately 62 ships in commission (excluding minor auxiliary vessels). Ocean going fleet units include: two aircraft carriers, three small 8,000 tonne amphibious transport docks, four destroyers, 14 frigates and six attack submarines. Patrol and littoral warfare units include: 10 offshore patrol vessels and 5 corvettes. In support of the fleet there are 10 mine countermeasure vessels, 4 coastal patrol boats and a varied fleet of auxiliary ships.

Submarine fleet[edit]


Class Picture Type Boats Displacement Note
Submarines (6 in Service)
Type 212 Mmi S527.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Todaro (S526)
Scirè (S527)
1,830 tonnes 2 more to be commissioned, to replace the 2 older Sauro class.
Sauro class Sauro class.jpg Attack submarine Salvatore Pelosi (S522)
Giuliano Prini (S523)
Primo Longobardo (S524)
Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia (S525)
1,862 tonnes

Surface fleet[edit]

Aircraft carriers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Aircraft carriers (2 in Service)
Cavour Napoli 2010.jpg Aircraft carrier
Cavour (550) 27,910 tonnes
ITS Giuseppe Garibaldi (C 551).jpg Aircraft carrier
Giuseppe Garibaldi (551) 13,850 tonnes

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Amphibious warfare ships (3 in Service)
San Giorgio-class San Giorgio L9892.jpg Amphibious transport dock
San Giorgio (L9892)
San Marco (L9893)
San Giusto (L9894)
8,000 tonnes

Frigates and destroyers[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Frigates and destroyers (19 in Service)
Orizzonte-class Nave Caio Duilio.jpg Destroyer Andrea Doria (D553)
Caio Duilio (D554)
7,050 tonnes
Durand de la Penne class Durand de la Penne D560.jpg Destroyer Luigi Durand de la Penne (D560)
Francesco Mimbelli (D561)
5,400 tonnes To be replaced by 2 "Full Version" Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA).
Bergamini-class Carlo Margottini (F 592) 05.JPG Frigate Carlo Bergamini (F590)
Virginio Fasan (F591)
Carlo Margottini (F592)
Carabiniere (F593)
6,700 tonnes 6 more to be commissioned.
Maestrale class Maestrale-Class MAESTRALE (F 570).jpg Frigate Maestrale (F570)
Grecale (F571)
Libeccio (F572)
Scirocco (F573)
Aliseo (F574)
Euro (F575)
Espero (F576)
Zeffiro (F577)
3,100 tonnes Being replaced by FREMM.
Lupo class MM Sagittario Distant Drum 1983.jpg Frigate Aviere (F583)
Bersagliere (F584)
Granatiere (F585)
2,986 tonnes Being replaced by FREMM.

Offshore patrol vessels and corvettes[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Offshore patrol vessels and corvettes (15 in Service)
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 (P490)
Comandante Borsini (P491)
Comandante Bettica (P492)
Comandante Foscari (P493)
1,512 tonnes
Sirio class Orione (P 410) 01.JPG Offshore patrol vessel Sirio (P409)
Orione (P410)
1,580 tonnes
Cassiopea class Spica P403.jpg Offshore patrol vessel Cassiopea (P401)
Libra (P402)
Spica (P403)
Vega (P404)
1,400 tonnes May be replaced by 4 optional "Light Version" Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA).
Minerva class Urania F552.jpg Corvette Urania (F552)
Sfinge (F554)
Driade (F555)
Chimera (F556)
Fenice (F557)
1,285 tonnes To be replaced by 4 "Light Version" Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura (PPA).

Mine countermeasure vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Mine countermeasure vessels (10 in Service)
Gaeta-class MM Crotone M5558.jpg Minehunter Gaeta (M5554)
Termoli (M5555)
Alghero (M5556)
Numana (M5557)
Crotone (M5558)
Viareggio (M5559)
Chioggia (M5560)
Rimini (M5561)
720 tonnes
Lerici class Vieste M5553.jpg Minehunter Milazzo (M5552)
Vieste (M5553)
503 tonnes

Coastal patrol boats[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Coastal patrol boats (4 in Service)
Esploratore class Vedetta (P 407).jpg Coastal patrol boats Esploratore (P405)
Sentinella (P406)
Vedetta (P407)
Staffetta (P408)
188 tonnes

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Replenishment ships (3 in Service)
AOR Etna.jpg Replenishment oiler (small) Etna (A5326) 13,400 tonnes Command & logistics support ship
Stromboli class Nave da rifornimento Vesuvio A 5329.jpg Replenishment oiler (small) Stromboli (A5327)
Vesuvio (A5329)
8,700 tonnes Stromboli-class planned to be replaced by project “LSS” in 2016[1]

Other auxiliary vessels[edit]

The Italian Navy also keeps in service various auxiliary support ships. These include:[2]

Small oil tankers

  • Panarea (A5370)
  • Linosa (A5371)
  • Favignana (A5372)
  • Salina (A5373)

Electronic surveillance & support ship

  • Elettra (A5340)

Research & multi-purpose support ships

  • Leonardo (A5301)
  • Raffaele Rossetti (A5315)
  • Martellota (A5320)

Hydrographic survey vessels

  • Magnaghi (A5303)
  • Aretuse (A5304)
  • Galatea (A5308)

Forward rescue & repair ship

  • Anteo (A5309) Planned to be replaced by ship “USSP” in 2015.[1]

Diving support vessels

  • Mario Marino (Y498)
  • Alcide Pedretti (Y499)

Landing craft

  • 9 landing craft MTM217 class
  • 5 landing craft LCM class
  • 20 landing craft MTP96 class

Training vessels

  • Astice (A5379) Astice, Mitilo, Murena and Porpora are planned to be decommissioned in 2015.[1]
  • Mitilo (A5380)
  • Murena (A5305)
  • Porpora (A5382)
  • Also various sailing vessels; including school sailing ships Amerigo Vespucci (A5312), Italia (A5314), and Palinuro (A5311).

Coastal transport ships

  • Gorgona (A5347)
  • Tremini (A5348)
  • Caprera (A5349)
  • Pantelleria (A5351)
  • Lipari (A5352)
  • Capri (A5353)

Water cistern ships

  • Ticino (A5376)
  • Tirso (A5377)
  • Bormida (A5359)

Materials transport ships

  • Ponza (A5364)
  • Levanzo (A5366)
  • Tavolara (A5367)
  • Palmaria (A5368)
  • Procida (A5383)


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Braghieri, Marco (12 April 2012). "Che cosa perderà la Marina Militare da qui al 2016" (in Italian). Linkiesta. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Flotta e mezzi - Navi" (in Italian). Italian Navy. Retrieved 7 May 2013. 

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