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Italian ship Ammiraglio Magnaghi (A5303)

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Ammiraglio Magnaghi (A 5303) to Port of Livorno in 2013
History
Italy
Name: Ammiraglio Magnaghi
Namesake: Admiral Giovan Battista Magnaghi
Builder: Cantieri Navali del Tirreno e Riuniti - Riva Trigoso (La Spezia)
Laid down: 1973
Launched: 8 October 1974
Commissioned: 2 May 1975
Homeport: La Spezia
Identification:
Motto: Nauta pro nautis
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: hydrographic survey vessel
Displacement: 1.744 t (1.716 long tons) full load [1]
Length: 82.7 m (271 ft) LOA
Beam: 13.7 m (45 ft)
Draught: 3.1 m (10 ft)
Propulsion:
Speed: 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph) (4 kn (7.4 km/h; 4.6 mph) on electric engine)
Range: 4,500 nmi (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement:
  • 145, of which:
  • 16 officials
  • 114 sailors
  • 15 scientists
Sensors and
processing systems:
2 x navigation radars GEM Elettronica
Armament: 4 x Browning M2HB 12,7 mm
Notes:
  • - flight deck for SH90 class helicopters
  • - 3 x 8,6 m hydrographic boats
  • - 1 x RHIB

Ammiraglio Magnaghi (A 5303)[2] is a hydrographic survey vessel in service with Italian Navy.
It's the first survey vessel ever to be designed and built completely in Italy for the Marina Militare. It has been regularly modernized and constantly upgraded (with MLU works, in 1990 and 2014/2016 years).

Characteristics

It is fitted with:

  • single-beam echo sounder, 33 and 210 kHz
  • single-beam echo sounder Kongsberg EA600 to 12, 38 and 200 kHz[3]
  • multi-beam echo sounder (50 kHz)
  • side scan sonar hull-mounted (ELAC Seabeam 1050 MKII)
  • side scan sonar towed (Klein 3900 [4])
  • differential and RTK satellite positioning systems
  • geodimeter
  • portable tide gauge
  • XBT bathythermograph
  • CTD profiler with rosette system used for water sampling at different depths
  • one ROV with closed circuit TV system
  • one core barrel
  • current meters
  • Van Veen buckets
  • weather station
  • suitable digital data logging and processing systems interfaced with oceanographic and hydrographic sensors.

The ship is equipped with:

  • three survey motor boats (8,6 m length) for coastal and shallow water surveys fitted with single beam and multi-beam echo sounder Simrad EM-3002
  • harbour survey motor launch
  • two dinghies.

References