p-436 its domenico millelire - seaforces online

HOME | US Navy - ships | US Navy - air units | USMC - air units | International Navies | Weapon Systems | Special Reports

Italian Navy / Marina Militare Italiana - Offshore Patrol Vessel
P 436 ITS Domenico Millelire
sorry, no insignia p-436 domenico millelire its nave thaon di revel class offshore patrol vessel opv ppa italian navy marina militare 02
Type, class:
Multipurpose Offshore Patrol Vessel - OPV (Pattugliatore Polivalente d'Altura - PPA)
Paolo Thaon di Revel class - PPA Full variant

Builder: Fincantieri SpA, Muggiano (La Spezia) and Riva Trigoso (Genua), Italy
Laid down: May 17, 2022
Launched: 2024 (planned)
Commissioned: August 2026 (planned)


Namesake: Domenico 'Millelire' Leoni (1761-1827)
Ships Motto:
Technical Data: see INFO > Paolo Thaon di Revel class Offshore Patrol Vessel
Domenico Millelire
... pseudonym of Domenico Leoni, (1761 in La Maddalena - August 14, 1827 in La Maddalena) was an Italian patriot, and officer of Regia Marina Sarda (Sardinian Royal Navy). He is recognised to have gained the first Gold Medal of Military Valor in the Italian history. Millelire gave the first defeat to Napoleon Bonaparte.

He was son of Pietro Leoni and Maria Ornano, his three brothers were Navy's officers too. On February 23, 1793, Domenico Millelire, in command of the Sardinian fleet, defeated near the Maddalena archipelago the fleets of the French Republic which included, with the rank of lieutenant, the young and future Emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte. He was subsequently decorated as recompense with the gold medal of the Reign of Sardinia and a life annuity of 300 Lire.

Gold Medal of Military Valour (Medaglia d'oro al valor militare)
Silver Medal of Military Valour (Medaglia d'argento al valor militare)
Knight's cross of the Military Order of Savoy (Croce Cavaliere dell'Ordine Militare di Savoia)

source: wikipedia

domenico millelire leoni royal sardinian navy
ITS Domenico Millelire (P 436):
patches + more
| seaforces.org | Italian Navy start page |