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GAETA minehunters (1992 - 1996)


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Rimini 2008

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gaeta M5554   Intermarine, Sarzana 2.9.1988 28.7.1990 3.7.1992 in service (2019)
Termoli M5555   Intermarine, Sarzana 13.3.1989 15.12.1990 13.11.1992 in service (2019)
Alghero M5556   Intermarine, Sarzana 18.9.1989 11.5.1991 31.3.1993 in service (2019)
Numana M5557   Intermarine, Sarzana 5.3.1990 26.10.1991 30.7.1993 in service (2019)
Crotone M5558   Intermarine, Sarzana 9/1990 11.4.1992 2.2.1994 in service (2019)
Viareggio M5559   Intermarine, Sarzana 3/1991 3.10.1992 1.7.1994 in service (2019)
Chioggia M5560   Intermarine, Sarzana 11/1992 9.4.1994 19.5.1996 in service (2019)
Rimini M5561   Intermarine, Sarzana 6/1993 17.9.1994 26.11.1996 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

592

Displacement full, t

696

Length, m

48.1 pp 52.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.87

Draught, m

2.75

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 GMT BL230-BN diesel

Power, h. p.

1985

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49

Endurance, nm(kts)2500(12)
Armament

1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, 2 x 1 - 7.6/90, MIN Mk 2 SSV, Pluto+ SSV, Mk 4 mechanical minesweeping gear, decompression chamber

Electronic equipment

SPN-753, SPN-754 radars, SQQ-14T sonar

Complement

51



Standard scale images


<i>Gaeta </i>2000
Gaeta 2000


Graphics


<i>Rimini </i>2008
Rimini 2008


Project history

Improved and lengthened Lerici class, with a new thruster unit for precious positioning and the Italian-modified version of the US SQQ-14 sonar. The last two units were cancelled in August 1991 but reinstated in 1993 to keep the Intermarine Yard going until the next series of minehunters could be ordered.

Modernizations

2010-2018, all: - MIN Mk 2 USV, SQQ-14T sonar; + Pluto-Gigas USV, provision for Plutino-Miki SSV, type 2093 sonar, Datamat 712(v)3 CCS

Naval service

No significant events.