IT Maestrale class

IT Lupo class



Frigate Maestrale class


3100full load (tn)
122.70length (m)
12.90beam (m)
4.20draught (m)
6000range (nm)
33max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel - Grandi Motori Trieste BL-230-20-DVM
2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
1Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG

1Missile Launcher 8-cell Albatros
4Missile Launcher OTOMAT Mk2 SSM launcher

1Naval Gun Otobreda 127 mm
2Naval Gun twin 40 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

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1982--ITItalian NavyF 570Maestrale IAME
1983--ITItalian NavyF 571GrecaleIAGR
1983--ITItalian NavyF 572Libeccio IALI
1983--ITItalian NavyF 573Scirocco IASC
1983--ITItalian NavyF 574Aliseo IALS
1984--ITItalian NavyF 575EuroIAEU
1985--ITItalian NavyF 576Espero IAES - F576
1985--ITItalian NavyF 577ZeffiroIAEF

8 units


1978-mar-08Laid downLaid down IT F 570 Maestrale
1979-mar-21Laid downLaid down IT F 571 Grecale
1979-aug-01Laid downLaid down IT F 572 Libeccio
1980-feb-26Laid downLaid down IT F 573 Scirocco
1980-feb-26Laid downLaid down IT F 574 Aliseo
1981-feb-02LaunchedLaunched IT F 570 Maestrale
1981-apr-15Laid downLaid down IT F 575 Euro
1981-sep-07LaunchedLaunched IT F 572 Libeccio
1981-sep-12LaunchedLaunched IT F 571 Grecale
1982-mar-07CommissionedCommissioned IT F 570 Maestrale
1982-apr-17LaunchedLaunched IT F 573 Scirocco
1982-aug-01Laid downLaid down IT F 576 Espero
1982-oct-29LaunchedLaunched IT F 574 Aliseo
1983-feb-05CommissionedCommissioned IT F 571 Grecale
1983-feb-05CommissionedCommissioned IT F 572 Libeccio
1983-mar-15Laid downLaid down IT F 577 Zeffiro
1983-mar-25LaunchedLaunched IT F 575 Euro
1983-sep-20CommissionedCommissioned IT F 573 Scirocco
1983-sep-20CommissionedCommissioned IT F 574 Aliseo
1983-nov-19LaunchedLaunched IT F 576 Espero
1984-apr-07CommissionedCommissioned IT F 575 Euro
1984-may-04CommissionedCommissioned IT F 576 Espero
1984-may-19LaunchedLaunched IT F 577 Zeffiro
1985-may-04CommissionedCommissioned IT F 577 Zeffiro
1990-julDeploymentDeployment IT F 570 Maestrale Deck operating trials by PP2
1992-dec-23DeploymentDeployment IT F 571 Grecale Operation Restore Hope
1993-feb-08DeploymentDeployment IT F 576 Espero participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea and seized the Maltese registered freighter mv Dimitrakis, which was carrying a cargo of coal, in contravention of the UN blockade.
1994-mar-11DeploymentDeployment IT F 577 Zeffiro Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea and intercepted the Maltese registered freighter mv Jadran Express, which was carrying Soviet made arms, in contravention of the UN blockade and eventually escorted to Sardinia.
1996-junDeploymentDeployment IT F 572 Libeccio Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
1998-apr-04Port VisitPort Visit IT F 574 Aliseo Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked AB212 MM80953 : MM81090
1999-marAircraftAircraft IT F 575 Euro on board AB212 MM81098, MM81176
2011-mar-26DeploymentDeployment IT F 572 Libeccio Operation Unified Protector with 2 AB 212
2013-jun-06DeploymentDeployment IT F 577 Zeffiro Operation Atalanta
2015-apr-02Port VisitPort Visit IT F 575 Euro Flagship of Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group 2, visited Falmouth Docks for 5 days.
2015-apr-11DeploymentDeployment IT F 575 Euro Exercise Joint Warrior 15-1 participated in JW 15-1, off NW Scotland
2015-oct-03DeploymentDeployment IT F 577 Zeffiro Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2015-novDeploymentDeployment IT F 572 Libeccio Combined Task Force 150 off Somalia for operation Atalanta with AB212ASW
2016-mar-30Port VisitPort Visit IT F 574 Aliseo picture at Port of Augusta with AB212
2017-sep-08DecommissionedDecommissioned IT F 574 Aliseo
2018-feb-24DeploymentDeployment IT F 576 Espero off Crete for Operation Mare Sicuro

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