Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana

Minerva class Corvette

 

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Ships:

unit

in service

builder

status

Serie 1

 

 

 

F 551 ITS Minerva

1987

Fincantieri SpA, Riva Trigoso, Genua, Italy

placed in reserve

F 552 ITS Urania

1987

Fincantieri SpA, Riva Trigoso, Genua, Italy

in service

F 553 ITS Danaide

1988

Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy

in service

F 554 ITS Sfinge

1988

Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy

in service

 

 

 

 

Serie 2

 

 

 

F 555 ITS Driade

1990

Fincantieri SpA, Riva Trigoso, Genua, Italy

in service

F 556 ITS Chimera

1990

Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy

in service

F 557 ITS Fenice

1991

Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano, La Spezia, Italy

in service

F 558 ITS Sibilla

1991

Fincantieri SpA, Riva Trigoso, Genua, Italy

placed in reserve

 

 

Specifications:

 

Length:

87 meters

 

Beam:

10,5 meters

 

Draft:

3,2 meters

 

Displacement:

1285 tons (full load)

 

Speed:

24 knots (44 km/h)

 

Range:

3500 NM (6500 km) at 18 knots (33 km/h)

 

Crew:

123

 

Aviation:

none

 

Propulsion:

2 x Grandi Motori Trieste GMT BM-230.20-DVM diesel engines (10850 hp)
2 shafts / 2 propellers

 

Armament:

1 x Oto-Melara 76/62 compact (3 inches) gun

1 x Albatros missile launching system for Selenia Aspide SAM (later removed)

2 x Oto Melara/Oerlikon KBA 25/80mm guns (added later on some units)

2 x B515/ILAS-3 12,75 (324mm) triple torpedo tubes for Mk-46 or A244 lightweight torpedos (removed later)

 

Systems:

1 SPS-774 (RAN-10S) surface and air surveillance radar
1 SPS-728 navigation radar

1 SPG-75 (RTN-30X) fire control radar (for Aspide SAM)

 

NOTES:

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minerva class corvette oto melara 76mm compact gun albatros launcher aspide sam missile oto-melara oerlikon kba 25/80 machine gun system b515 ilas-3 torpedo tubes mk-46 a244

 

 

class images

 

minerva class corvette italian navy f 551

 

minerva class corvette f 552 urania its nave

 

minerva class corvette f 553 danaide

 

minerva class corvette f 554 sfinge

 

minerva class corvette f 555 driade

 

minerva class corvette f 556 chimera

 

minerva class corvette f 557 fenice

 

minerva class corvette f 558 sibilla

 

minerva class corvette italian navy fincantieri

 

 

minerva class corvetta line drawing

 

 

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