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San Marco 1988

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
San Giorgio L9892   Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso 26.6.1985 25.2.1987 13.2.1988 in service (2019)
San Marco L9893   Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso 28.6.1986 25.10.1987 14.5.1988 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

6687

Displacement full, t7665
Length, m

118.0 pp 133.3 oa

Breadth, m

20.5

Draught, m

5.25

No of shafts2
Machinery

2 GMT A420-12 diesels

Power, h. p.

16800

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)7500(17)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara MMI, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 3 - 5 helicopters (3 CH-47 Chinook or 3 SH-3D Sea King or 5 AB-212)

Military load3 LCM, 4 LCVP, 36 APC, 345 troops
Electronic equipmentSPS-702, SPN-748, RTN-10X radars, 2x SCLAR decoy RL
Complement170


Standard scale images


<i>San Giorgio </i>1990
San Giorgio 1990
<i>San Giorgio </i>2010
San Giorgio 2010


Graphics


<i>San Marco</i> 1988
San Marco 1988
<i>San Marco </i>2007  
San Marco 2007  


Project history

San Giorgio was ordered in March 1984, San Marco was financed by Ministry of Civil Protection for disaster relief, and has more extensive medical facilities; she served as a hospital ship during the 1991 Gulf conflict. Vehicles and troops can be landed via bow doors during a beaching, 20.5x7.0m stern docking well is equipped with a 40t traveling bridge crane and can accommodate 3 LCM; 4 LCVP are carried on the deck. Helicopters are stowed on deck, 100x14.0x5.0m hangar below can hold 30 or more APCs. Flight deck is served by a 13.5x3.5m 30t elevator and 16t crane. There is stowage for 99m³ of refrigerated cargo and 300m³ of dry stores.

Modernizations

2003, San Giorgio; 2004, San Marco: flight deck was extended to the bow, 5m sponson was added to port (breadth by the deck 25.5m), providing spots fore and aft for EH-101 helicopters and two spots on the sponson for smaller helicopters, bow door was sealed; - 2 LCVP, 2 retained LCVPs resited below the sponson; - 1 x 1 - 76/62, 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 Stinger SAM (some FIM-92), 2 x 1 - 25/87 KBA25/80, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy

Naval service

No significant events.