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     A-5329 Vesuvio     

Photo byMay 2009. Mediterranean Sea. Photo by S. Zimbarov.
Country: Italy.
Class, [Type]: Stromboli, [AOR].
Homeport: Taranto.

Callsign: IHMC ( India Hotel Mike Charlie )

Builder: Fincantieri, Muggiano, Italy.
Launch date: 4 June 1977.
Commission date: 18 November 1978.

Displacement ( tons ): 3550 standard, 8700 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 129 x 18 x 6,5.
Main machinery: 2 x GMT C 428 diesels ( 9600 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 18,5.
Range ( miles ): 5000 at 18 knots.
Complement: 131 ( 10 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 OTO Melara 76mm, 1 x 1 40mm, 2 x 1 Oerlicon 20mm.
Cargo capacity: 3000 t FFO, 1000 t dieso, 400 t JP5.

Radar: Surface: SPQ-2; Navigation: MM/SPS-748; Fire Control: AN/SPG-70 ( RTX-10X ).
Helicopter: 1 x EH-101 Merlin or AB-212.
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