Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana - Guided Missile Frigate

F 591  -  ITS Virginio Fasan

 

 

f 591 virginio fasan crest insignia patch badge bergamini fremm class frigate italian navy marina militare italiana

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Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Frigate; Bergamini/FREMM class (ASW variant)

Builder:

 

Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano (La Spezia) and Riva Trigoso (Genua), Italy

STATUS:

 

Laid down: December 17, 2009

Launched: March 31, 2012

Commissioned: December 19, 2013

IN SERVICE

Homeport:

 

La Spezia

Namesake:

 

Virginio Fasan (1914-1943) (see history below)

Ship’s motto:

 

IN ALEIS STRENUA - IN PUGNA INVICTA  ‘brave in risks - invincible in battle’

Technical Data:

(Measures, Propulsion,

Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

see: INFO > Bergamini/FREMM - class Frigate

LINK:

 

see also > Special Report:

ITS Virginio Fasan (F 591) in port of Trieste, Italy - November 2014

 

ship images

 

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f-591 its virginio fasan carlo bergamini class frigate italian navy fremm

 

f 591 virginio fasan its nave bergamini class frigate fremm sylver a-50 aster-15 30 sam missile

 

f 591 virginio fasan frigate italian navy oto melara breda 76/62 super rapid gun davide strales system dart guided ammunition

 

f 591 virginio fasan fremm frigate fincantieri

 

f 591 virginio fasan bergamini fremm class frigate helicopter deck nh-90 eh-101

 

f 591 virginio fasan its nave bergamini fremm class guided missile frigate italian navy marina militare italiana trieste november 2014

 

f 591 virginio fasan fremm bergamini class guided missile frigate

 

 

f 591 its nave virginio fasan fremm frigate eh-101 helicopter trieste 2014

 

f 591 its virginio fasan rhib

 

 

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f 591 its nave virginio fasan helicopter deck eh-101 agusta westland

 

 

f 591 virginio fasan dcns sylver a-50 aster-15 aster-30 missile sam mbda

 

f 591 virginio fasan bergamini fremm class frigate oto melara oerlikon kba 25/80 machine gun system

 

f 591 virginio fasan oto melara 76/62 gun davide strales dart dcns sylver a50 vertical launching system vls aster missile sam

 

 

 

 

f 591 virginio fasan mbda otomat teseo ssm slat torpedo decoy system

 

f 591 virginio fasan fremm slat torpedo decoy sclar-h chaff flare decoy system

 

 

 

 

f 591 virginio fasan fremm oto melara breda 76/62 super rapid gun davide strales guidance system dart ammunition

 

 

 

 

eh-101 asw helicopter italian navy f 591 virginio fasan fremm bergamini class frigate

 

 

f 591 its nave virginio fasan bergamini fremm class guided missile frigate italian navy launching ceremony

 

 

f 591 virginio fasan fremm fincantieri riva trigoso muggiano launching

 

f 591 virginio fasan under construction fremm fincantieri

 

 

F 591 ITS Virginio Fasan:

 

-- service history wanted --

 

Virginio Fasan:

(born: September 10, 1914 in Udine - died: September 9, 1943)

 

enlisted in the Navy as a mechanical in 1930

in 1934 he was promoted to Deputy Chief

after several sailings he was ordered on the Destroyer Ugolino Vivaldi

participated in combat missions in the Mediterranean Sea and earned the Silver Medal for Military Valor in the Field in 1942

promoted to Capo meccanico di 3^ classe / Chief mechanic 3rd class in 1942

sank with the Destroyer ‘Vivaldi’ on September 9, 1943 next to the Captain, when the ship scuttled

 

virginio fasan capo meccanico chief mechanic regia marina italian royal navy destroyer vivaldi

Virginio Fasan - Awards:

Medaglia d'oro al Valore Militare alla memoria - Gold Medal for Military Valour in Memory
Medaglia d'Argento al Valore Militare sul Campo (Acque di Pantelleria, 1942) - Silver Medal for Military Valour in the Field (waters around Pantelleria)

 

see also: F 594 ITS Virginio Fasan (Rizzo class Frigate / 1962-88)

 

 

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