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Etna-class replenishment oiler

Etna (A 5326)
Etna (A 5326), Napoli 2010
Class overview
Name: Etna
Builders: Italcantieri - Cantieri Navali del Tirreno e Riuniti, Riva Trigoso
Operators:
In commission: 1998-2003
Planned: 2
Building: 2
Active: 2
General characteristics
Type: replenishment oiler
Displacement:
  • - 13.400 t (13.188 long tons) full load
  • - 5.980 t (5.886 long tons) to empty ship
Length:
  • - 146.6 m (481 ft) LOA
  • - 138.8 m (455 ft) LPP
Beam: 21 m (69 ft)
Draft: 7.25 m (23.8 ft)
Depth: 7.4 m (24 ft)
Propulsion:
  • - 2 × shafts with controllable pitch propellers
  • - 2 x diesel engines Sulzer 12V-ZAV-40S, 8,640 kW (11,590 bhp) each
  • - 1 x bow thruster
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range: 7,600 nmi (14,100 km; 8,700 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: up to 245
Crew: 160
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Etna:
  • - 1 x surface radar Selex ES RASS X band radar
  • - 2 x navigation radar GEM Elettronica LD-1825 (I band) (MM/SPN-753 and MM/SPN-754)
  • - 1 x SICRAL 1, 1B and 2 satellite communication system
  • other satellite communication systems
  • Prometheus:
  • - 1 x Raytheon surface radar AN/SPS-10D (G band)[1]
  • - 2 x navigation radar GEM Elettronica LD-1825 (I band)
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
  • Prometheus:
  • - AN/SLQ-25 Nixie decoy
Armament:
  • Etna:
  • - 2 x OTO Melara KBA 25/80 mm
  • - Machine Guns: 2 x Browning M2HB 12.7 mm
  • Prometheus:
  • - 1 x CIWS Vulcan Phalanx Mk 15 Mod.12 20 mm (+1 to be fitted)
  • - 4 x Rheinmetall 20 mm
  • - Machine Guns: 2 x Browning M2HB 12.7 mm; 6 x 0.30 in (7.6 mm ), 2 x MG-3 7.62 mm
Aviation facilities:
Notes:

Etna-class[2] is a ship class of two naval replenishment and logistic support ships used by the Italian Navy[3] and by the Greek Navy [4] The two ships are almost identical but they have differences in their armament and sensor equipment.

A 5326 Etna

Fincantieri shipyards were awarded the contract for Etna in July 1995, and the ship was launched in July 1997. The ship was commissioned into the Italian Navy in February 1998.

Etna's main role is to fully support the long-range missions of a naval squadron, which would typically include an aircraft carrier and complete escort. Additionally it has to be in position to refuel the squadron, including the air wing of the carrier, and also provide full logistic support in terms of repair workshops, spare parts, ammunition replenishment and supplies. The ship can play a crucial role in civil protection operations when asked. The ship has high autonomous capacity to provide electrical power, fresh water and prepared meals and also has fully equipped hospital and medical facilities on board.

HS A374 Prometheus

The construction of the Greek ship HS Prometheus[5] began in Elefsina on February 18, 2000, at the Elefsis Shipyards. It was launched on February 19, 2002 and commissioned into the Greek Navy on July 8, 2003. It is the largest ship of the Hellenic Navy (in terms of displacement). The Greek Navy does not have an aircraft carrier like the Italian Navy so the primary role of the ship is different. As the largest ship of the fleet it is used as a Command ship.

General Characteristics

Transport Capacity:

  • 5.795 t (5.703 long tons) NATO F76 diesel fuel
  • 1.585 t (1.560 long tons) NATO F44/JP5 aviation fuel
  • 30 t (30 long tons) Lubrication oil
  • 160 t (160 long tons) fresh water

Other Facilities:

  • 30,000 rations of food supplies
  • up to 12 ISO1C containers, 28 t (28 long tons) each
  • 20 t (20 long tons) spare parts
  • NATO Role 2+ Hospital facilities
  • NBC protection
  • 1 workshop for helicopter operations aboard helicopter
  • 1 machine shop for repairs on the hull and equipment on engines
  • 1 electro-mechanical workshop

Cargo transfer system:

  • 1 frame with 2 lateral liquid transfer stations
  • 1 fuel transfer station astern.

Ships

Ship Navy Namesake Builder Commissioned Status
Etna (A 5326)  Marina Militare Etna Fincantieri July 29, 1998 In Service (As of 2018)
HS A-374 Prometheus Προμηθέας  Hellenic Navy Prometheus Elefsis Shipyards July 08, 2003 In Service (As of 2018)

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