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Ponza-class transport ship
Nave Levanzo.jpg
Coastal transport ship Levanzo (A 5366), Messina, 2013
Class overview
Name: Ponza
Builders: Cantiere Navale Mario Morini, Ancona
Operators:  Marina Militare
In commission: 1988-1990
Building: 5
Planned: 5
Completed: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: Coastal transport ship
Displacement:
  • - 584 t (575 long tons) / 689.89 t (678.99 long tons) full load
  • - 478,06 478.06 t (470.51 long tons) empty
Length: 56.72 m (186 ft 1 in) LOA
Beam: 10.00 m (32 ft 10 in)
Draught: 2.40 m (7 ft 10 in)
Propulsion:
  • - 2 x diesel engines Isotta Fraschini ID-36-8V, 647 kW (868 bhp) each
  • - 2 x diesel engines generators AIFO 8281-SRM-8V, 235 kW (315 bhp) each with Ansaldo electric engine MXR-315, 380V
  • - 1 x diesel engine generator AIFO 8210-M6, 110 kW (150 bhp) with Ansaldo electric engine MXR-250, 380 V (for auxiliary bow thruster)
  • - 2 x shaft and thruster
  • - Auxiliary bow thruster
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Range: 3,000 nmi (5,600 km; 3,500 mi)
Crew: 32 (of which 3 officials)
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 x GEM Elettronica MM/SPN-753 navigation radars
Notes: 1 x 15 t (15 long tons) cranes

Palmaria (A 5368) in 2012

The Ponza class is a series of five Coastal transport ships of the Marina Militare, named as Moto Trasporto Fari, MTF (Lighthouses Vessels).

Roles[]

Ponza class ships are designed for:[1]

  • the maintenance and modernization of the coastal maritime signalling and headlights
  • recovery and replacement of buoys, beacons, lights, catenaries, pylons, etc.
  • can also be used for transport of various materials
  • as well as water and fuel or other goods for the supply of naval ships or small islands
  • minelayer roles

Ships[]

 Marina Militare - Ponza class
Name Pennant
number
Hull
number
Displacement
tonnes, f.l.
Laid down Launched Commissioned Initial
number
wiki commons
Ponza A 5364 MTF 229 [2] 685 25 March 1987 24 September 1988 9 December 1988 MTF-1304[3]
Levanzo A 5366 MTF 230 658,88 25 March 1987 21 June 1989 6 September 1989 MTF-1305
Tavolara A 5367 MTF 231 685,59 25 March 1987 28 November 1988 28 February 1989 MTF-1306
Palmaria A 5368 MTF 232 685,89 25 March 1987 25 February 1989 19 May 1989 MTF-1307[4]
Procida A 5383 MTF 238 584 14 September 1989 23 June 1990 14 November 1990 MTF-1308

References[]



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