Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Carlo Bergamini (F 590)

European multi-purpose frigate Carlo Bergamini F 590, port of Livorno
The “Carlo Bergamini” (F 590) is an European multi-purpose frigate, the first unit of the class bearing her name. The FREMM (from Frégate européenne multi-mission and Fregata europea multi-missione) is a class of ships designed by DCNS/Armaris and Fincantieri for the navies of France and Italy.
European multi-purpose frigate Carlo Bergamini F 590, port of Livorno
Sgarallino pier, cold ironing plant, port of Livorno
The presence of this ship in our port is linked to the opening ceremony of a new plant at the Sgarallino pier, which can supply electrical power to berthed ships, allowing them to shut down even the auxiliary engines and generators.

External links: FREMM multipurpose frigate - DCNS - Fincantieri - Cold ironing (Wikipedia)

14 comments:

William Kendall said...

Very sleek, and quite modern.

Lowell said...

Yes, very modern and yet still very threatening. I'm amazed at all the electronics aboard these ships. I was in the Navy at the dawn of the computer age...I worked for awhile for the captain of the base and part of my job was to make posters for speeches. No computers at all back then.

Michelle said...

magnificent vessel

Revrunner said...

Must take a powerful amount of current to power the electronics on that boat.

Dina said...

Interesting about that new plant. I never thought about how a berthed ship gets her power.

Halcyon said...

That's a big one!

UIFPW08 said...

Bellissina Fregata ai mieio tempi erano un pò piu spartane..
Maurizio

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet the ability to supply electrical power to berthed ships will be popular. I like the lines of this frigate.

Luis Gomez said...

Really nice shots of the ships.

Sharon Anck said...

That is one very impressive ship!

cieldequimper said...

A military ship on Armistice Day. Military life goes on!

Gunn said...

Looks solid !
(And I like the smart thing with electrical power.)

RedPat said...

Good looking ship!

Stefan Jansson said...

Impressive ship.