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  • 550 Conte di Cavour

    IT Italian Navy

    2008 to present    


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    Flight Deck: 550
    Call Sign: IASM
    Shipyard: Fincantieri Riva Trigoso


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    History of IT 550 Conte di Cavour

    2001-jul-17Laid down
    2009-junHomeportLa Spezia
    2010-janDeploymentHTPort au Prince Operation White Crane Operation Panlake despatched to Haiti as part of Operation White Crane, the clean up operation following the Jan 2010 Haiti earthquake
    2015-jun-26Deployment Operation Sophia First flagship ov the operation with 2 EH 101 helicopters for one year till june 2016 relieved by the other italian Aircraft Carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi
    2016-oct-3DeploymentERMO 16 Exercise Emerald Move 2016 Participated in Tyrrhenian Sea exercise
    2021-feb-15TrialsUSNS Norfolk F35-B trials
    2021-mar-20TrialsF-35B qualifications off US east coast with USS Gerald R Ford until 27 Mar.



        from Cavour class
    30000full load (tn)
    244length (m)
    39beam (m)
    8.70draught (m)
    7000range (nm)
    29max speed (knots)
    4Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500
    2Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Selenia Orion RTN-25X



        Typical Max
    IT Italian Navy AW EH101 120
    IT Italian Navy NHI NH90 NFH 00
    IT Italian Navy Agusta AB212 00

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    IT Fincantieri Riva Trigoso, Sestri Levante

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