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  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy submarine Scirè (S527) collided with a merchant vessel in the evening of May 10, the navy said in a statement. According to the navy, no one was injured and the merchant vessel was able to proceed under its own propulsion. The Type 212 submarine was returning from exercises, transiting the Gulf of Squillace in the Ionian […]

  • 6 July 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has delivered Pietro Venuti, the third U212A Todaro-class submarine, to the Italian Navy at its shipyard of Muggiano (La Spezia) on July 6. The submarine is part of a series of four units the Italian Central Unit for Naval Armament – NAVARM has ordered from Fincantieri. The first two vessels of the class, Salvatore Todaro (S526) and Scirè […]

  • 9 March 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The last of four U212A Todaro-class submarines of the Italian Navy started sea trials in the Gulf of La Spezia on March 2. The first venture to sea, traditionally called “bagnarola” in Italy, represents an important step for everyone involved in the construction of the submarine. Launched on July 4, 2015, at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano, La Spezia, Romeo […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Italian Navy received its fourth and final Todaro-class submarine Romeo Romei during a ceremony held at Fincantieri’s Muggiano, La Spezia, shipyard on May 11. Romeo Romei was delivered after starting sea trials in March 2016 and being launched in July 2015. Romeo Romei is part of a second batch of Type 212 submarines, together with ITS Pietro […]

  • 24 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    During the joint German-Italian military exercise SMART HUNT 2015, the Navies conducted a crew exchange. From February 15th to March 6th an Officer of the Italian Navy Submarines Command and Submarine Training Instructor, worked on board of the German submarine U33. Several different military exercises have taken place during the SMART HUNT 2015, during which, […]

  • 3 June 2014
    Authorities

    Senior Officers of the Polish and Finnish Armed Forces were visiting the Taranto and La Spezia Naval Bases.   General Lach Majewski, Commanding General of the Polish Armed Forces, paid a visit to the Comando Flottiglia Sommergibili, and ITS Margottini moored at Taranto harbor. The guests were also able to visit the Centro Addestramento Sommergibili […]

  • 26 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    Three Italian Navy warships, with 85 years of service between them, embarked on their final “deployment” before they bow out of active navy service in a ceremony scheduled for July 16. Aside from the task of training navy cadets, the deployment will be more of a tour of Tyrrhenian Sea port cities, allowing the public to […]

  • 19 November 2014
    Authorities

    With 40,000 tonnes of metal crashing through the Channel separated by just 40 metres, HMS St Albans and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker Wave Ruler execute one of the most dangerous, but also carefully choreographed manoeuvres on the high seas. For the first time in nearly two years the Portsmouth-based frigate refuelled at sea – a […]

  • 21 January 2016
    Authorities

    Having spent less than two months idle in the port during her routine maintenance period, the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour now rejoined the EUNAVFOR Med operation Sophia. The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi assumed Cavour’s role on November 25, 2015. Now that the original mission flagship is back, ITS Garibaldi is leaving the European Union […]

  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    ITS Vieste and ITS Chioggia, two minesweepers of the Italian Navy conducted submerged object recovery operations in the waters of the Gulf of Taranto, Southern Italy, February 23. The recent operation was exceptional because of the depths of underwater interventions, the size of objects recovered, and the cooperation with Gay Marine, a private company specialized in design and […]

  • 26 September 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy retired the last of its Minerva-class corvettes in a sunset ceremony at the Augusta naval base on September 25. With the decommissioning of ITS Driade and ITS Minerva after their 30-year service, the navy is advancing its plan of downsizing an ageing fleet. Driade and Minerva were the final two of eight […]

  • 10 March 2016
    Authorities

    Images: Italian Navy The Italian Navy has decommissioned two of its Minerva-class corvettes, Urania and Danaide, during a flag lowering ceremony held at the Italian Augusta Naval Base, March 10. The 1987-commissioned corvettes have spent almost 30 years serving in the ‘Marina Militare’. Both vessels were built by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri at its Riva […]

  • 31 December 2015
    Authorities

    ITS Carabiniere, flagship of the EU Naval Force, paid her first visit to Antisiranana, Madagascar from December 22 to 26. Having berthed, Rear Admiral Stefano Barbieri and the Commanding Officer of ITS Carabiniere, Commander Francesco Saladino were received by the Commander of the local Naval Base, Captain Vaohavy Andriambelonarivo Andasy. Rear Admiral Barbieri said: “The port […]

  • 16 January 2015
    Authorities

    The Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George (CG 71) is scheduled to return to San Diego today, Jan. 16 from an independent deployment to the Western Pacific Ocean. During the deployment, Cape St. George and the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 78, Detachment 4 participated in Rim of the Pacific […]

  • 31 August 2016
    Training & Education

    EU Naval Force Somalia’s Force Commander, Royal Netherlands Navy Commodore Luyckx, took the opportunity to visit Operation Atalanta’s Italian warship, ITS Euro, recently. After being welcomed onboard the Italian warship by her commanding officer, Commander Giuseppe Aletta, Commodore Luyckx was introduced to the crew and given a tour of the ship. ITS Euro has been […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities

    Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Viraat was decommissioned in Mumbai on Monday after 56 years of service. The ship had its naval ensign and commissioning pennant hauled down one last time during a ceremony attended by all of 21 Indian Navy commanding officers to have commanded the carrier in almost three decades it spent with […]

  • 27 November 2015
    Authorities

    The Italian light aircraft carrier ITS Garibaldi joined the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia Task Force in the Central Mediterranean taking over the role of mission flagship from ITS Cavour November 25.  Having left her home base port of Taranto (Italy) last June 26, only 4 days after the mission launch, the Italian aircraft carrier Cavour, […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    EU Naval Force warship BNS Leopold I is now halfway through her deployment as part of EU Naval Force. Over the last two months, the warship has conducted counter-piracy operations across the Area of Operations. She has also conducted friendly approaches on more than 20 local dhows and skiffs. Recently, BNS Leopold I’s boarding party […]

  • 5 April 2018
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Italian Navy’s multi-purpose research vessel ITS Alliance is set to return to its homeport in La Spezia, Italy, on April 6, concluding a 79-day mission in waters off Iceland and Greenland. Alliance’s mission was to support a project carried out under the custody of NATO’s Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE) and led by the Woods […]

  • 5 July 2017
    Training & Education

    As part of her counter-piracy patrols off the coast of Somalia, EU NAVFOR’s Italian warship, ITS Espero, has an Agusta-Bell AB 212 helicopter embarked. This highly capable helicopter provides the commanding officer with much-needed versatility, speed and range, as well as an intelligence-gathering capability. The helicopter can be deployed at short notice to investigate suspicious […]

  • 17 January 2019
    Authorities

    An Italian Navy sailor died from injuries sustained in an accident aboard the FREMM frigate Carlo Bergamini, the Italian defense ministry informed on January 16. The non-commissioned officer, who has been identified as First Marshall (primo maresciallo) Gioacchino Verde, sustained the fatal injuries as a mooring line snapped during a regular berthing procedure. The incident […]

  • 4 October 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Italian Navy has hosted another dual-ship decommissioning ceremony as it proceeds with its plans for the downsizing and modernization of an ageing fleet. Maestrale-class frigate ITS Euro and the patrol ship ITS Aviere, which was initially destined for Iraq, bowed out of service in a ceremony at the Taranto naval base on October 2. […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The medical team aboard the Italian aircraft carrier ITS Cavour has performed a surgical operation on a migrant rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea. Following an April 11 rescue operation in the central Mediterranean Sea, which led to the rescue of more than 2000 lives from 8 boats spotted by a Luxembourg SW3 Merlin III aircraft, the Frontex operation […]

  • 29 January 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian Navy divers from the Gruppo Operativo Subacqueo (GOS) who are currently embarked on Operation Atalanta’s flagship, ITS Carabiniere, carried out regular diving training with the aim of maintaining a regular state of readiness. Normally based in La Spezia, Italy, the GOS are specialized in explosive ordnance disposal. They also conduct regular underwater inspections on ships’ hulls […]

  • 13 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Sailors aboard the Italian Navy’s minesweeper Gaeta recently put their mine-hunting technology to good use when they helped historians research the wreck of the Italian Navy destroyer ship Vincenzo Gioberti which was sunk in World War II. The Oriani-class destroyer was sunk by a British submarine, the HMS Simoom, on August 9, 1943, five miles west of Punta […]

  • 29 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Italian Navy transferred the ‘GO59’ floating dry dock from the Sicilian Augusta Naval Base to the Brindisi Naval Base, February 24. The undertaking was part of the rationalization of the Armed Forces resources and was planed out in December 2015. The new dock will replace the old, no longer usable one, and will have a displacement […]

  • 14 February 2020
    Vessels

    The US Navy has taken delivery of the future Independence-class littoral combat ship USS Kansas City (LCS 22) at the Austal USA’s shipyard in Mobile, Alabama. Kansas City is the 21st LCS delivered to the navy and the 11th Independence variant to join the fleet. “We have now delivered 11 of the 19 Independence-class LCS currently […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities

    The EU-led counter-piracy operation off the coast of Somalia has welcomed a new force commander in a ceremony held in Djibouti on April 5. Italian Navy Rear Admiral Simone Malvagna will now be in charge of operation Atalanta from aboard his flagship, FREMM frigate ITS Carlo Margottini. The frigate is on the return leg of her […]

  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Italian aircraft carrier, ITS Cavour, currently flagship of the EUNAVFOR MED operation Sophia, on February 3 carried out cross training with the Norwegian Multipurpose Platform Supply Vessel Siem Pilot using one of its embarked helicopters. An Italian EH-101 helicopter took off from ITS Cavour testing the ability to hover on the bow deck of the Norwegian ship, and […]