Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cassiopea

Italian Navy patrol boat P401 Cassiopea, porto di Livorno
The patrol boat “Cassiopea” was launched in 1987 at the Fincantieri shipyard at Muggiano, La Spezia. She was the first ship of the her namesake class.
Oto Melara 76/62 MMI, Italian Navy patrol boat P401 Cassiopea, porto di Livorno
Her Oto Melara 76/62 MMI gun is actually a hand-me-down from a discarded Bergamini-class frigate.
(Pictures taken in September 2013)

External links: Bergamini-class frigate - Cassiopea-class patrol vessel - Oto Melara 76/62 MMI (Wikipedia)
- Cassiopea (Marina Militare)

10 comments:

Michelle said...

I always enjoy these photos of ships!

Jack said...

With that gray color and the weaponry, it sure doesn't look like a pleasure boat!

Randy said...

It's not the Love Boat.

cieldequimper said...

I really don't like guns...

Dina said...

It's nice to see an old workhorse in there with all the spiffy new ships .

Luis Gomez said...

These are great.

Stefan Jansson said...

As long as they don't have to use that gun I'm okay with this!

Halcyon said...

Is she still patrolling? That gun is a bit intimidating!

Karl Demetz said...

A nice name for a patrol boat, a bit intimidating, but necessary, I think...

JM said...

I'm always amazed at the parafrenalia on war ships.