Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana - Guided Missile Helicopter Cruiser

C 554  -  ITS Caio Duilio

 

 

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c 554 its caio duilio andrea doria class helicopter cruiser italian navy

Type, Class:

 

Guided Missile Helicopter Cruiser, Andrea Doria class

Builder:

 

Italcantieri (now Fincantieri), Riva Trigoso, Genoa, Italy

STATUS:

 

Laid down: 1958

Launched: 1962

Commissioned: 1964

Decommissioned: 1990

Fate: scrapped in 1990

Homeport:

 

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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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Technical Data:

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Armament, Aviation, etc.)

 

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Caio Duilio

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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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