Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana - Guided Missile Destroyer

D 554  -  ITS Caio Duilio

 

 

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Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Destroyer; Andrea Doria (Orizzonte/Horizon) class

Builder:

 

Fincantieri - Cantieri Navali Italiani S.p.A., Riva Trigoso & Muggiano, Italy

STATUS:

 

Laid down: September 19, 2003

Launched: October 23, 2007

Commissioned: April 3, 2009

IN SERVICE

Homeport:

 

 

Namesake:

 

Caio Duilio (Gaius Duilius - lived 3rd century BC) was a Roman politician

and admiral involved in the First Punic War

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Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Andrea Doria - class Guided Missile Destroyer

 

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Caio Duilio:

 

Caio Duilio or Gaius Duilius (lived 3rd century BC) was a Roman politician and admiral involved in the First Punic War.

Not much is known about his family background or early career, since he was a novus homo, meaning not belonging to a traditional family of Roman aristocrats. He managed, nevertheless, to be elected consul for the year of 260 BC, at the outbreak of the first Punic war. As junior partner of the patrician Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio Asina, Duilius was given the command of the rear fleet, not expected to see much action. However, the ingenuity of Scipio Asina got him captured in the battle of the Lipari Islands, leaving Duilius as senior commander. He encountered Hannibal Gisco and the rest of the Punic fleet soon afterwards. The following battle of Mylae was a stunning victory for Rome, mainly due to the use of the corvus boarding device. Duilius captured several enemy vessels, including Gisco's flagship and was thus the first Roman successful in a naval engagement. He was awarded with a triumphal parade featuring the ramming "beaks" of captured Carthaginian warships that later would adorn a column erected in Duilius' honor in the Roman Forum.

He was censor in 258 BC with Lucius Cornelius Scipio. The election of a novus homo to censorship was a very rare honour.

 

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