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Fincantieri Launches 2nd Multipurpose Frigate

April 03 2012


Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has announced the launching of a second frigate for the Italian navy built to a joint design with France.

The Virginio Fasan was put into the water on Friday at Fincantieri's Riva Trigoso shipyard in Genoa, according to a company release.

The frigate is named after a sailor aboard the destroyer Vivaldi who drowned in the Gulf of Asinara on Sept. 9, 1943. Fasan, a mechanic, was awarded a silver medal for his actions near Pantelleria in June...

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