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D 554 ITS Caio Duilio
 
d-554 its caio duilio insignia crest patch badge horizon class destroyer italian navy
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Type, class:
Guided Missile Destroyer; Andrea Doria (Orizzonte/Horizon) class

Builder: Fincantieri SpA, Riva Trigoso + Muggiano shipyards, Italy
 
STATUS:
Laid down: September 19, 2003
Launched: October 23, 2007
Commissioned: April 3, 2009

IN SERVICE
 

Homeport: La Spezia
Namesake: Caio Duilio (Gaius Duilius)
Ships Motto: NOMEN NUMEN (the name means power)
 
 
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d-554 caio duilio its nave horizon class guided missile destroyer italian navy 23 76/62 gun
Oto-Breda 76/62 guns

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Oto-Breda 76/62 gun fire

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Oto-Breda Oerlikon KBA 25/80 machine gun system

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SCLAR-H chaff/decoy launcher

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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.
 
ITS Caio Duilio (D 554):

... history wanted
 
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