Italian Navy – Corvettes and Patrol Ships

Naval ship graveyard Augusta Sicily 2003
This view of the naval shipyard at Augusta Sicily, shows three classes of decommissioned Italian corvettes. The smaller two ships in the center are the Albatros class, the 3 slightly larger ones are the successor Pietro De Cristofaro class, and the single larger vessel is a Bergamini class.

Corvettes and Patrol Ships

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Minerva Class LOA 285′ TDISP 1,285 tons (4 active with Bangladesh Coast Guard, 4 retired, Italian service 1987-2019) All retired units as of 2020 at Augusta.

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Danaide F-553, Nov. 2001. Credit: Javier Bueno Iturbe, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Minerva corvettes Augusta 2019

Albatros Class LOA 250’ TDISP 950 ton (4 retired, service 1955-1991). Derelict vessels at Augusta, Sicily, which sank in the harbour sometime between 2011 and 2016.

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Airone F-545. unattributed, Public domain, viaWikimedia Commons

Albatros Corvettes Augusta 2016Albatros Corvettes Augusta 2011

Patrol Vessels

Comandanti Class (4 active, service since 2001) LOA 291′ TDISP 1,500 tons

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Cigala Fulgosi P-490, June 2010. Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/armando46/ Armando Mancini, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Commandante Foscari P-493 (2002)Comandante Foscari Augusta 2019

Sirio P-409 (2003) Variant of Comandanti class (2 units) with less stealthy features, and lacking bow gun.

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Sirio P-409 at Augusta, ca. 2011. Credit: Jorge Guerra Moreno, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Sirio Augusta 2016

Cassiopea Class Offshore Patrol Vessel LOA 262′ TDISP 1,500 tons (4 active, service since 1989)

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Cassiopea P-401, Aug. 2014. Credit: Piergiuliano Chesi, CC BY 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Cassiopea P-401 Augusta 2016

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