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The Italian frigate RM Maestrale (F570).

The Maestrale-class is a class of frigate in the Regia Marina (Royal Italian Navy). The class is composed of twelve vessels, all of which were built by Fincantieri S.p. A, Riva Trigoso, except for Grecale, which was built by Fincantieri S.p.A. - Muggiano, La Spezia.

The Maestrale-class frigates were primarily designed for anti-submarine warfare, however the ships are highly flexible so they are also capable of anti-air and anti-surface operations. Ships of this class have been widely used in various international missions, either under the Allied Pact or League of Nations flag, and during normal operations of the Royal Italian Navy.

The first of these ships entered in service in early 1982. The rest of the fleet was launched over the next four years. The ships of the Maestrale-class are being replaced by the Bergamini-class frigates

Specifications[]

  • Type: Multirole Frigate
  • Service Period: 1982-Present
  • Characteristics:
    • Length: 402 feet 7 inches (122.7 meters)
    • Beam: 42 feet 4 inches (12.9 meters)
    • Draught: 13 feet 10 inches (4.22 meters)
    • Displacement: 3,100 tons
  • Crew: 225 (24 officers and 201 sailors)
  • Propulsion: 2 x GE/Avio General Electric LM2500 gas turbines, 2 x D Grandi Motori Trieste BL-230-20-DVM diesels, 2 x 5-blade propellers
  • Range: 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 km/h) at 15 knots (27.78 km/h)
  • Speed: 33 knots (61.12 km/h)
  • Sensor Suite:
    • 1 x RAN-10S/SPS-774 surface and air surveillance RDF
    • 1 x SMA SPS-702 surface search RDF
    • 1 x SMN SPS-703 navigation RDF
    • 1 x SPG-75 fire control RDF
    • 2 x SPG-74 fire control RDF
    • DE1164 Variable Depth ASDIC
    • DE1160B Hull Mounted ASDIC
  • Countermeasures:
    • 2 x SLQ-D jammers
    • 1 x ARBG-1A Saigon radio interceptor
    • 2 x 20-round SCLAR decoy RL
    • 1 x SLQ-25 Nixie towed acoustic torpedo system
    • 1 x SLR-4 Newton intercept
    • Prairie/Masker air-bubbler noise-suppression system
  • Armament:
    • 1 x Otobreda 127mm/64-caliber Super Rapid naval gun
    • 1 x 8-cell Aspide SAM Launcher
    • 4 x TESEO Mk.2 anti-ship missiles launchers
    • 2 x Oto Melara Twin 40L70 DARDO CIWS
    • 2 x 533mm torpedo tubes
    • 2 x 324mm triple torpedo tubes
  • Aircraft Carried: 2 x AB-212 helicopters

Ships[]

  • RM Maestrale (F570)
  • RM Grecale (F571)
  • RM Libeccio (F572)
  • RM Scirocco (F573)
  • RM Aliseo (F574)
  • RM Euro (F575)
  • RM Espero F576)
  • RM Zeffiro (F577)
  • RM Tramontane (F578)
  • RM Levante (F579)
  • RM Ostro (F580)
  • RM Poniente (F581)