Minerva class



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86.60length (m)
10.50beam (m)
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Radar fire direction radar MM/SPG-76 (RTN-30X)
1Sonar hull mounted sonar DE 1167

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    Typical Max
No Landing platform

Shipyards Login to Edit

Cantiere navale del Muggiano, Lerici - Lerici3
Fincantieri Riva Trigoso - Sestri Levante5

Ships on Database Login to Edit

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Italian NavyF 551MinervaIAOA1987--
Italian NavyF 552UraniaIAOB1987--
Italian NavyF 553DanaideIAOC1988--
Italian NavyF 554SfingeIAOD1988--
Italian NavyF 555DriadeIAOE1991--
Italian NavyF 556ChimeraIAOF1991--
Italian NavyF 557FeniceIAOG1991--
Italian NavyF 558SibillaIAOH1991--

8 units

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1982Ordered F 551 Minerva
1982Ordered F 552 Urania
1982Ordered F 553 Danaide
1982Ordered F 554 Sfinge
1985-mar-11Laid down F 551 Minerva
1985-mar-11Laid down F 552 Urania
1985-may-26Laid down F 553 Danaide
1985-may-26Laid down F 554 Sfinge
1986-mar-25Launched F 551 Minerva
1986-jun-21Launched F 552 Urania
1986-oct-18Launched F 553 Danaide
1987Ordered F 555 Driade
1987Ordered F 556 Chimera
1987Ordered F 557 Fenice
1987Ordered F 558 Sibilla
1987-may-16Launched F 554 Sfinge
1987-jun-10Commissioned F 551 Minerva
1987-jun-10Commissioned F 552 Urania
1987-jun-11Homeport F 551 Minerva Augusta
1987-jun-11Homeport F 552 Urania Augusta
1988-feb-13Commissioned F 553 Danaide
1988-feb-13Commissioned F 554 Sfinge
1988-feb-14Homeport F 553 Danaide Augusta
1988-feb-14Homeport F 554 Sfinge Augusta
1988-mar-18Laid down F 555 Driade
1988-sep-6Laid down F 557 Fenice
1988-dec-21Laid down F 556 Chimera
1989-mar-12Launched F 555 Driade
1990-dec-4Launched F 557 Fenice
1991-jan-15Commissioned F 556 Chimera
1991-jan-16Homeport F 556 Chimera Augusta
1991-may-16Commissioned F 558 Sibilla
1991-may-17Homeport F 558 Sibilla Augusta
1991-sep-7Commissioned F 555 Driade
1991-sep-8Homeport F 555 Driade Augusta
1991-sep-11Commissioned F 557 Fenice
1991-sep-12Homeport F 557 Fenice Augusta

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