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  • 1968    

    Frigate Alpino class

    This class introduced the CODOG machinery suite (combining gas turbines and diesels) and the use of variable depth sonar into the Italian Navy. Two further units (Perseo aand Polluce ) were cancelled due financial problems.

        Derivatives / Succeeded by
    IT Lupo class 1977
                            PE Carvajal class 1978
                                                    VE Mariscal Sucre class 1980
                            IT Maestrale class 1982
                            IT Soldati class 1985


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    2700full load (tn)
    113.30length (m)
    13.10beam (m)
    3.80draught (m)
    29max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine diesel
    2Naval Engine gas turbine
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: CODOG
    6Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
    1Rocket Launcher ASW mortar 375 mm
    2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm


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        Typical Max
    IT Italian Navy Agusta AB212 12
    IT Italian Navy Agusta AB204 02

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    IT Fincantieri Riva Trigoso - Sestri Levante2

    List of Ships

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    ITItalian NavyF 580Alpino19682006
    ITItalian NavyF 581Carabiniere19682009
    ITItalian NavyF 564Lupo class LupoIALU19772004
    PE Peruvian Navy FM-56 BAP Palacios 2004--
    PEPeruvian NavyFM-51Carvajal class BAP CarvajalOBHH - 511978--
    ITItalian NavyF 565Lupo class SagittarioIASA19782006
    PE Peruvian Navy FM-58 BAP Quiñónes 2006--
    PEPeruvian NavyFM-52Carvajal class BAP VillavisencioOBHI - 521979--
    ITItalian NavyF 566Lupo class PerseoIAPE19802006
    PE Peruvian Navy FM-57 BAP Coronel Bolognesi 2006--
    ITItalian NavyF 567Lupo class OrsaIAOR19802004
    PE Peruvian Navy FM-55 BAP Aguirre 2004--
    ITItalian NavyF 570Maestrale class MaestraleIAME1982--
    ITItalian NavyF 571Maestrale class GrecaleIAGR1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 572Maestrale class LibeccioIALI1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 573Maestrale class SciroccoIASC1983--
    ITItalian NavyF 574Maestrale class AliseoIALS1983--
    PEPeruvian NavyFM-53Carvajal class BAP MonteroOBHF - 531984--
    ITItalian NavyF 575Maestrale class EuroIAEU1984--
    ITItalian NavyF 576Maestrale class EsperoIAES - F5761985--
    ITItalian NavyF 577Maestrale class ZeffiroIAEF1985--
    PEPeruvian NavyFM-54Carvajal class BAP MariateguiOBHG - 541987--
    ITItalian NavyF 582Soldati class ArtigliereIAEP - F5821994--
    ITItalian NavyF 583Soldati class AviereIAEQ - F5831995--
    ITItalian NavyF 584Soldati class BersagliereIAEO - F5841995--
    ITItalian NavyF 585Soldati class GranatiereIAER - F5851996--

    22 units


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    1959OrderedIT F 580 Alpino as Circe
    1959OrderedIT F 581 Carabiniere as Climene
    1963-feb-27Laid downIT F 580 Alpino
    1965-jan-9Laid downIT F 581 Carabiniere
    1967-jun-10LaunchedIT F 580 Alpino
    1967-sep-30LaunchedIT F 581 Carabiniere
    1968-jan-4CommissionedIT F 580 Alpino
    1968-apr-28CommissionedIT F 581 Carabiniere
    1982-sep-1DeploymentIT F 580 Alpino to Naples for 5 day NAVOCFORMED preparations, including USS Estocin, HMS Naiad and HS Themistocles
    2006-mar-31DecommissionedIT F 580 Alpino
    2009-nov-19DecommissionedIT F 581 Carabiniere

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