Italian Frigates

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Italian Frigates.  List of all Italian Frigates, from the Ex-US Cannon Class of the 1950s to the latest Maestrale Class Frigates.
NAME LAUNCHED FATE
EX US Navy  CANNON CLASS FRIGATES
Aldebaran F590 (ex thornhill) Obtained 10th January 1951 Scrapped 1976
Altair F591 (ex USS Gandy) Obtained 10th January 1951 Scrapped 1971
Andromeda F592 (ex Wesson) Obtained 10th January 1951 Scrapped 1970
CANOPO CLASS FRIGATES
Canopo      F531 Launched 20th February 1955 Scrapped 1981
Castore   F533 8th July 1956 Decommissioned 30th November 1980 Scrapped 1984
Centauro   F554 4th April 1954 Scrapped 1984
Cigno   F555 20th March 1955 Scrapped 1983
BERGAMINI Class Frigates 
Carlo Bergamini  F593 Launched 16th June 1960 Scrapped November 1981
Virgilio Fasan  F594 Launched 9th October  1962   Scrapped 7th December 1988
Carlo Margottini  F595 Launched 12th June 1960 Scrapped 31st May 1988
Luigi Rizzo  F596 Launched  6th March  1960 Scrapped 30th November 1980
ALPINO CLASS FRIGATES
Alpino (ex Circe) F580 Launched 10th June 1967  
Carabiniere (ex Climene) Launched 30th September 1967  

Alpino Class Frigate Carabiniere (F581), closing to fuel from RFA Grey Rover, Mediterranean, May 1986.

Photographed by George Mortimore L.R.P.S  Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  GM192

Lupo CLASS FRIGATES
Lupo   F564 Launched 29th July 1976  -

F564 Lupo at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD178

Sagittario  F565 Launched 22nd June 1977  -
Perseo  F566 Launched 12th July 1978  -
Orsa  F567 Launched 1st March 1979  -
Artigliere   F582 (ex Hitteen) Launched 27th July 1983  -
Aviere  F583 (ex Thi Qar) Launched 19th December 1984  -
Bersagliere F584 (Al Qadissiya) Launched 31st March 1984  -
Granatiere F585 (Al Yarmouk) Launched 20th June 1985  -
MAESTRALE CLASS FRIGATES               View class
Maestrale   F570 Launched 29th July 1976  -
Grecale  F571 Launched 22nd June 1977  -
Libeccio F572 Launched 12th July 1978  -
Scirocco  F573 Launched 1st March 1979  -
Aliseo   F574 Launched 27th July 1983  -
Euro  F575 Launched 19th December 1984  -
Espero F576 Launched 31st March 1984  -
Zeffiro F577 Launched 20th June 1985  -