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San Giusto 2004

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
San Giusto L9894   Fincantieri, Riva Trigoso 7.4.1992 2.12.1993 14.4.1994 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

7000

Displacement full, t7960
Length, m

118.0 pp 137.0 oa

Breadth, m

20.5 hull 25.0 deck

Draught, m

6.00

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(16)
Armament

1 x 1 - 76/62 OTO-Melara Compact, 2 x 2 - 20/70 Mk 24, 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 (MTM), 3 LCVP (MTP), 34 APC, 349 troops or 204 cadets + 62 instructors
Electronic equipmentSPS-702, SPN-753, SPG-70 radars, SLQ-747, SLR-730 ECM suites, 2x SCLAR decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, SADOC 2 CCS
Complement198


Standard scale images


<i>San Giusto </i>2000
San Giusto 2000


Graphics


<i>San Giusto</i> 2004
San Giusto 2004


Project history

Modified version of the San Giorgio class, intended to act as training ship for the naval academy at Livorno in peacetime. Authorized in 1990 and ordered in 1991. Has a broader island superstructure than the earlier San Giorgio class, and the boats are stowed on a sponson to port to restore flight deck area, providing a taxiway between the landing area at the stern and a smaller one to port at the bow. Up to six medium-sized helicopters can be accommodated on deck. There is no bow vehicle ramp, but the side doors and ramps are larger than on the earlier units. Is able to carry 34 combat vehicles totaling up to 1200t below decks, and additional light vehicles can be carried on the flight deck. About 85t (80m³) of combat stores and 30t (80m³) of provisions can be accommodated. Landing craft include three 63t MTM-series medium landing craft in the 20.5x7.0m stern docking well and three 14t MTP-series personnel landing craft in davits to port, plus one 9t motor launch.

Modernizations

early 2000s: - 2 x 2 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 25/87 KBA25/80

Naval service

No significant events.