Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Murena (A5305)

Murena A5305, port of Livorno
The “Murena” (literally: moray eel) was launched in 1957 as a non-magnetic in-shore minesweeper, which means that her hull is mostly made of wood. She is part of a series of vessels called classe Aragosta (Lobster class).
Murena A5305, port of Livorno
Her original name was “Scampo” (Norway lobster), but in the early 2000's she became “Murena” after undergoing a thorough modernization. Now she is used as a training vessel for the cadets of the Naval Academy.

External links: Murena (Italian Navy)
See also: Astice (A5379)

13 comments:

Revrunner said...

Eel or lobster, she's a beauty, VP. :-)

Dina said...

Interesting names. Lucky cadets.

Karl Demetz said...

The cadets surely have fun here !

Halcyon said...

Lobster class? That's something I haven't heard of before!

Tanya Breese said...

she has led an interesting life hasn't she?!

Luis Gomez said...

Nice!

Lowell said...

I like. She's a good-looking ship. If I was a Navy cadet, I'd enjoy working and learning on her. I wonder if the wooden hull was strategic or just the way it was done. Can radar focus on a wooden ship?

Sharon Anck said...

That ship does have an interesting history and is still working hard to this day. I bet the cadets enjoy learning on her.

cieldequimper said...

VP, do you know why she is flying what looks like the Saltire to me?

Marleen said...

Interesting names for these ships.

William Kendall said...

She looks quite seaworthy!

Stefan Jansson said...

You do know your ships.

EG CameraGirl said...

I've always wondered why boats change their names!