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The Italian Navy (Marina Militare) is the navy of the Italian Republic. It is one of the four branches of Italian Armed Forces and was formed in 1946 from what remained of the Regia Marina (Royal Navy) after World War 2.

Information[edit]

Basic Facts[edit]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 46,780
  • Reserve Personnel: 33,200
  • Active Ships: 77
  • Active Naval Fixed-wing aircraft: 50
  • Active Naval Helicopters: 80
  • Chief of the Naval General Staff: Ammiraglio Valter Girardelli
  • Vice Chief of the Naval General Staff: Ammiraglio di Squadra Claudio Gaudiosi

List of Active Vessels[edit]

  • Giuseppe Garibaldi-class Light Carrer (1) - 1985
  • Cavour-class Light Carrier (1) - 2008
  • San Giorgio-class Amphibious Transport Dock (3) - 1987
    • ITS San Giorgio (L9892)
    • ITS San Marco (L9893)
    • ITS San Giusto (L9894)
  • Trieste-class Amphibious Assault Ship (1 UC) - 2022
  • Durand de la Penne-class Destroyer (4) - 1993
    • ITS Luigi Durand de la Penne (D560)
    • ITS Francesco Mimbelli (D561)
    • ITS Animoso (D562)
    • ITS Ardimentoso (D563)
  • Horizon-class Destroyer (4) - 2007
    • ITS Andrea Doria (D553)
    • ITS Caio Duilio (D554)
    • ITS Giuseppe Fioravanzo (D555)
    • ITS Junio Valerio Borghese (D556)
  • Maestrale-class Frigate (8) - 1982
    • ITS Maestrale (F570)
    • ITS Grecale (F571)
    • ITS Libeccio (F572)
    • ITS Scirocco (F573)
    • ITS Aliseo (F574)
    • ITS Euro (F575)
    • ITS Espero F576)
    • ITS Zeffiro (F577)
  • Bergamini-class Frigate (6, 3 UC, 1 planned) - 2013
    • ITS Carlo Bergamini (F590)
    • ITS Virginio Fasan (F591)
    • ITS Carlo Margottini (F592)
    • ITS Carabiniere (F593)
    • ITS Alpino (F594)
    • ITS Luigi Rizzo (F595)
    • ITS Federico Martinengo (F596) - fitting out
    • ITS Antonio Marceglia (F597) - under construction
    • ITS Spartaco Schergat (F598) - under construction
    • ITS Emilio Bianchi (F599) - planned for construction
  • Minerva-class Corvette (8) - 1987
    • ITS Sfinge (F554)
    • ITS Driade (F555)
    • ITS Chimera (F556)
    • ITS Fenice (F557)
  • Sauro-class Submarine (4) - 1980
    • ITS Salvatore Pelosi (S522)
    • ITS Giuliano Prini (S523)
    • ITS Primo Longobardo (S524)
    • ITS Gianfranco Gazzana Priaroggia (S525)
  • Salvatore Todaro-class (Type 212) Submarine (2, 4 UC) - 2006
    • ITS Salvatore Todaro (S526)
    • ITS Scire (S527)
    • ITS Pietro Venuti (S528) - under construction
    • ITS Romeo Romei (S529) - under construction
    • ITS Marcantonio Colonna (S530) - under construction
    • ITS Dante Alighieri (S531) - under construction
  • Stromboli-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler (3) - 1975
    • ITS Stromboli (A5327)
    • ITS Avernus (A5328)
    • ITS Vesuvio (A5329)
  • Magnaghi-class Hydro-Oceanographic Survey Vessel (1) - 1975
    • ITS Magnaghi (A5303)
  • Panarea-class Gasoline Tanker (4) - 1985
    • ITS Panarea (A5370)
    • ITS Linosa (A5371)
    • ITS Favignana (A5372)
    • ITS Salina (A5373)
  • Gorgona-class Coastal Cargo Ship (6) - 1986
    • ITS Gorgona (A5347)
    • ITS Tremiti (A5348)
    • ITS Caprera (A5349)
    • ITS Pantelleria (A 5351)
    • ITS Lipari (A5352)
    • ITS Capri (A5353)
  • Raffaele Rossetti-class Weapons Test Ship (1) - 1986
    • ITS Raffaele Rossetti (A5315)
  • Etna-class Fleet Replenishment Oiler (1) - 1998
    • ITS Etna (A5326)
  • Aretusa-class Coastal Survey Vessel (2) - 2002
    • ITS Aretusa (A5304)
    • ITS Galatea (A5305)
  • Electra-class Hydrographic Survey Vessel (1) - 2003
    • ITS Electra (A5340)
  • Vulcano-class Replenishment Vessel (1 UC) - 2019
    • ITS Vulcano - under construction
  • Lerici-class Minesweeper (4) - 1985
    • ITS Lerici (M-5550)
    • ITS Sapri (M-5551)
    • ITS Milazzo (M-5552)
    • ITS Vieste (M-5553)
  • Gaeta-class Minesweeper (8) - 1996
    • ITS Gaeta (M-5554)
    • ITS Termoli (M-5555)
    • ITS Alghero (M-5556)
    • ITS Numana (M-5557)
    • ITS Crotone (M-5558)
    • ITS Viareggio (M-5559)
    • ITS Chioggia (M-5560)
    • ITS Rimini (M-5561)
  • Cassiopea-class Patrol Vessel (4) - 1989
    • ITS Cassiopea (P401)
    • ITS Libra (P402)
    • ITS Spica (P403)
    • ITS Vega (P404)
  • Esploratore-class Coastal Patrol Vessel (4) - 1998
    • ITS Esploratore (P405)
    • ITS Sentinella (P406)
    • ITS Vedetta (P407)
    • ITS Staffetta (P408)
  • Comandante-class Patrol Vessel (4) - 2001
    • ITS Comandante Cigala Fulgosi (P490)
    • ITS Comandante Borsini (P491)
    • ITS Comandante Bettica (P492)
    • ITS Comandante Foscari (P493)
  • Sirio-class Patrol Vessel (2) - 2002
    • ITS Sirio (P409)
    • ITS Orione (P410)

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • Fighters
    • Boeing AV-8B Harrier II x 36 (STOVL Fighter)
  • Trainers
    • TAV-8B Harrier II x 14 (Advanced Trainer)
  • Helicopters
    • AgustaWestland EH101 (Multirole Helicopter) x 30
    • NHIndustries NH90 (Multirole Helicopters) x 50

Future Procurement[edit]

  • Five more FREMM anti-submarine frigates, to replacing the Maestrale and Soldati classes, between 2017 and 2022.
  • Three more Type 212 submarines will be commissioned into 2018 (Romeo Romei, Marcantonio Colonna and Dante Alighieri) to bring the submarine fleet up to ten units.
  • One amphibious assault ship (ITS Trieste) to replace the aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi with an expected commissioning date in 2022.
  • One replenishment vessel, ITS Vulcano, to replace the ITS Stromboli (A5327) in 2019.
  • Ten PPA "Pattugliatori Polivalenti d'Altura" to replace the Minerva-class corvettes between 2021 and 2028.
  • Two UNPAV "Unità Navale Polivalente Alta Velocità" high speed special forces boats to be commissioned between 2018 and 2019.
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