February 22, 2019 (Google Translation) – This morning the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral of team Valter Girardelli, accompanied by engineer Angelo Fusco, director of the Fincantieri military ships division, visited the factory in Castellammare di Stabia, where the Trieste ship is under construction. Multi-role amphibious unit of the Navy.
The activity, which also saw the participation of other representatives of Fincantieri and of the Logistic Commander of the Navy Admiral of Squadra Edoardo Serra, falls on the day of the 88th anniversary of the launch of Nave Scuola Amerigo Vespucci, which of the historic building site of Castellammare di Stabia, back in 1931, it touched the sea for the first time.
That today is therefore a date with high emotional content for the Armed Forces, in the name of the historical continuity and the indissoluble link existing between the Navy, the City of Castellammare di Stabia and the historic establishment, founded as early as 1783 for large buildings naval ships of the Real Marina of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In addition to the “most beautiful sailing ship in the world”, over 200 military ships have been launched in this historic shipyard, including the old destroyer Caio Duilio, the cruiser Vittorio Veneto and the Ardito ship.
Tradition and innovation are still today the founding pillars of the Navy. The Stabia shipyard is the symbol of this bond in the sign of a maritime renewal, a guarantee of a made in Italy that brings Italian excellence to the seas of the world and that finds new momentum with the modern Navy units like Trieste, jewel of technology and electronics.
The construction of the new Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) is part of the fleet renewal program that aims to replace the various naval units now at the end of their operational life which, for reasons of natural aging, must be sent for disposal. Nave Trieste, which will be launched in the next few months from the airport in a traditional way, has been designed to be a flexible, modular, reliable, low environmental impact, easily reconfigurable, according to the concept ” one fits all”, Ie the capacity for the same class of units to carry out the missions that traditionally belonged to different types of platforms. It will therefore allow projecting and supporting – in areas of crisis – the landing force and the national capacity of projection from the sea, will ensure the strategic transport of a large number of vehicles, personnel and materials, but can also contribute to tasks of “Civil Protection” “For the rescue of disaster populations, being able to also ensure command and control functions for non-military emergencies of various types.