July 8, 2019 (Google Translation) – Yesterday morning, at the Porto Lotti marina in La Spezia, the delivery ceremony was held at the Navy of the ship Angelo Cabrini , before two High Speed Multipurpose Units ( UNPAV ), commissioned to the company Intermarine spa. Angelo Cabrini, a courageous and tenacious officer, as stated in the motivation for the Gold Medal for Military Valor conferred on him.
At a distance of 78 years, its value and its enterprises are remembered by welcoming the ship named after him among those of the Special Naval Group, which will be strengthened thanks to the particular characteristics that distinguish it which, for the first time, are present in a ship of Comsubin.
The Ship, launched May 26, 2018 at the former Rodriquez Shipyards of Messina, is named after the admiral and man of the surface Assault Means of the Regia Marina, decorated with the Gold Medal for Military Valor for the sinking of the heavy English cruiser York .
Born to the naval assault operations and, above all, to extend the operational arm of the Operational Group Incursori of Comsubin , the Cabrini will also ensure the control of management and control of special operations of a maritime character.
Numerous civil and military authorities are present, representing the technical and operational sector of the Navy and the management of Intermarine.
The ship, fast, versatile and well-armed, is designed to support the operations of the Underwater Commanders (COMSUBIN), is made of composite material, has a length of 44 m overall, a width of 9.2 m and a displacement of 185 t; the ship is also equipped with a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) “dinghy” usable through a special chute located at the stern.
As is the case for all the new Navy Units, the UNPAV project, followed by the New Naval Construction Set-up Center ( MARINALLES), is the result of a synergic and rigorous work that involves valuable industrial and government resources, as a tangible testimony of a company of the Country System. Nave CABRINI, first Unit of the Naval Law delivered to the Navy, is the result of a continuous and coordinated work that involved the competent NAVARM Division, the Divers and Raiders Group and the New Naval Construction Set-up Center. With daily supervision during the set-up phases and the constant training of personnel, MARINALLES manages to supply, as also happened for Nave CABRINI, a crew ready to employ the Unit right from the start in carrying out its tasks.