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Italian Navy (2023)


Current Active Inventory: 54 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 11/06/2022 | © www.WDMMW.org


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.


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Total Units: 54
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TvR:
80.7
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
10/35
A total of 35 naval services from 35 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
FORCE CONCENTRATION:

Carriers: 2 units
Submarines: 8 units
Fleet Core: 41 units
Amphib Asslt: 3 units
FORCE BALANCE:

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.
SUPPLIERS:
National flag of Italy
HULL PREFIX:
"ITS"
ESTABLISHED:
1861
162 yrs ago
as the "Regia Marina"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
24.7
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


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Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.


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.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
15yrs
Cavour
550
Cavour
38yrs
Giuseppe Garibaldi
551
Garibaldi

Total Units: 2 (4%)


NOTES: Guiseppe Garibaldi is set to be replaced in service by Trieste LHD in 2022.




Submarines (8)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
17yrs
Salvatore Todaro
S526
Todaro-class
16yrs
Scire
S527
Todaro-class
7yrs
Pietro Venuti
S528
Todaro-class
6yrs
Romeo Romei
S529
Todaro-class
35yrs
Salvatore Pelosi
S522
Sauro-class
34yrs
Giuliano Prini
S523
Sauro-class
30yrs
Primo Longobardo
S524
Sauro-class
28yrs
G.G. Priaroggia
S525
Sauro-class

Total Units: 8 (15%)




Destroyers (4)


Multi-mission hulls developed for Blue Water environment; operating independently or as part of the main surface fleet.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
16yrs
Andrea Doria
D553
Orizzonte-class
14yrs
Caio Duilio
D555
Orizzonte-class
30yrs
L.D. de la Penne
D560
Durand de la Penne-class
30yrs
Francesco Mimbelli
D561
Durand d.la Penne-class

Total Units: 4 (7%)


NOTES: Luigi Durand de la Penne is set to be decommissioned in 2024; Fancesco Mimbelli will follow pending the results of the DDX program.




Frigates (11)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
10yrs
Carlo Bergamini
F590
Bergamini-class
6yrs
Luigi Rizzo
F595
Bergamini-class
5yrs
Fedr. Martinengo
F596
Bergamini-class
4yrs
Antonio Marceglia
F597
Bergamini-class
10yrs
Virginio Fasan
F591
Bergamini-class
9yrs
Carlo Margottini
F592
Bergamini-class
8yrs
Carabiniere
F593
Bergamini-class
7yrs
Alpino
F594
Bergamini-class
40yrs
Grecale
F571
Maestrale-class
40yrs
Libeccio
F572
Maestrale-class
38yrs
Zeffiro
F577
Maestrale-class

Total Units: 11 (20%)


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.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
38yrs
Milazzo
M5552
Lerici-class
38yrs
Vieste
M5553
Lerici-class
31yrs
Gaeta
M5554
Gaeta-class
31yrs
Termoli
M5555
Gaeta-class
30yrs
Alghero
M5556
Gaeta-class
30yrs
Numana
M5557
Gaeta-class
29yrs
Crotone
M5558
Gaeta-class
29yrs
Viareggio
M5559
Gaeta-class
27yrs
Chioggia
M5560
Gaeta-class
27yrs
Rimini
M5561
Gaeta-class

Total Units: 10 (19%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (16)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
19yrs
Cmdt C. Fulgosi
P490
Comandanti-class
19yrs
Cmdt Borsini
P491
Comandanti-class
19yrs
Cmdt Bettica
P492
Comandanti-class
19yrs
Cmdt Foscari
P493
Comandanti-class
21yrs
Sirio
P409
Sirio-class
21yrs
Orione
P410
Sirio-class
34yrs
Cassiopea
P401
Cassiopea-class
32yrs
Libra
P402
Cassiopea-class
32yrs
Spica
P403
Cassiopea-class
31yrs
Vega
P404
Cassiopea-class
26yrs
Esploratore
P405
Esploratore-class
26yrs
Sentinella
P406
Esploratore-class
26yrs
Vedetta
P407
Esploratore-class
18yrs
Staffetta
P408
Esploratore-class
4yrs
Angelo Cabrini
P420
Angelo Cabrini-class
3yrs
Tullio Tedeschi
P421
Angelo Cabrini-class

Total Units: 16 (30%)


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.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
35yrs
San Giorgio
L9892
San Giorgio-class
35yrs
San Marco
L9893
San Giorgio-class
29yrs
San Giusto
L9894
San Giorgio-class

Total Units: 3 (6%)




On Order (12)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Unnamed Boat
Fleet Submarine
Spartaco Shergat
Frigate
Emilio Bianchi
Frigate
P.T. di Revel
OPV
Francesco Morosini
OPV
PPA-6
OPV
R. Montecuccoli
OPV
G.d. Bande Nere
OPV
Marc. Colonna
OPV
PPA-7
OPV
Trieste
LHD

Total Units: 12


On Order Commitment: 12 Units


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