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Etna-class replenishment oiler

ITS Etna (A 5326)
ITS Etna (A 5326), Napoli 2010
Class overview
Name: Etna
Builders: Italcantieri - Cantieri Navali del Tirreno e Riuniti, Riva Trigoso
Operators:
In commission: 1998-2003
Building: 2
Planned: 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:
  • - flight deck 28 m (92 ft) x 21 m (69 ft), for SH-90 and AW-101
  • - hangar for 1 x AW-101 helicopter
Notes:
Prometheus (A-374) at Malaga, 2005

Etna-class is a ship class of two replenishment oilers used by the Italian Navy[2] and by the Greek Navy [3]

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

 Marina Militare - Etna class
Ship Navy Pennant
number
Builder Shipyard Hull
number
Laid down Launched Commissioned Motto
Etna  Marina Militare A 5326 Italcantieri - Cantieri Navali del Tirreno e Riuniti Riva Trigoso 5957 4 July 1995 12 July 1997 29 July 1998 Tenacemente ovunque
HS Prometheus  Hellenic Navy A-374 Elefsis Shipyards Elefsis 10061 2001 19 February 2002 8 July 2003

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