The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Italian Navy (2023). The service currently counts 54 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.
Updated: 11/06/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org
Aircraft Carriers (2)
Hulls defined as those designed primarily to launch, retreive, and maintain fixed-wing and/or rotary-wing aircraft; nuclear- or conventionally-powered.
NOTES: Guiseppe Garibaldi is set to be replaced in service by Trieste LHD in 2022.
Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.
Multi-mission hulls developed for Blue Water environment; operating independently or as part of the main surface fleet.
L.D. de la Penne
Durand de la Penne-class
Durand d.la Penne-class
NOTES: Luigi Durand de la Penne is set to be decommissioned in 2024; Fancesco Mimbelli will follow pending the results of the DDX program.
Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.
NOTES: The Maestrale-class is set to be succeeded in service by the arriving FREMM (Bergamini-class) ships.
Mine Warfare (10)
Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.
Offshore Patrol Vessels (16)
Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.
Cmdt C. Fulgosi
NOTES: The two Sirio-class and six Cassiopea-class ships are set to be retired beginning in 2022 and succeeded by eight joint French-Italian European Patrol Corvettes.
Amphibious Assault (3)
Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.
On Order (12)
Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).
On Order Commitment: 12 Units
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