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LERICI minehunters (1985)


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Lerici 2008

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Lerici M5550   Intermarine, Sarzana 6.6.1980 3.9.1982 22.3.1985 discarded 9.2015
Sapri M5551   Intermarine, Sarzana 11.4.1983 5.4.1984 4.6.1985 discarded 9.2015
Milazzo M5552   Intermarine, Sarzana 29.8.1983 4.1.1985 6.8.1985 in service (2019)
Vieste M5553   Intermarine, Sarzana 30.1.1984 18.4.1985 2.12.1985 in service (2019)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

485

Displacement full, t

572

Length, m

45.5 pp 50.0 oa

Breadth, m

9.56

Draught, m

2.63

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 GMT B230-8M diesel

Power, h. p.

1840

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil 49

Endurance, nm(kts)2500(12)
Armament

1 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, MIN-77 SSV, Pluto SSV, mechanical minesweeping gear, decompression chamber

Electronic equipment

SPN-703 radar, SQQ-14T sonar

Complement

48



Standard scale images


<i>Lerici </i>2000
Lerici 2000


Graphics


<i>Lerici </i>2008
Lerici 2008


Project history

These ships were ordered In April 1978. Each minehunter supports up to seven divers, as well as MIN-77 and a Pluto remote controlled submersible. All four extant 1995.

Modernizations

early 1990s, all: - SQQ-14 sonar; + SQQ-14IT sonar with type 2048 side-scan mapping

2000s, all: - MIN-77 USV, SPN-703 radar; + MIN Mk 1 USV, SPN-753 radar

Naval service

No significant events.