The launching ceremony of the Spartaco Schergat frigate took place on the 24th November at the Riva Trigoso plant of the integrated military naval shipyard, the ninth of a series of 10 FREMM units – European Multi Mission Frigates, commissioned to Fincantieri by the Italian Navy as part of the The Italian-French international cooperation agreement, with the coordination of OCCAR, the joint organization for European cooperation in the field of armaments.
Godmother of the launch was Dr. Arianna Somma , granddaughter of the Gold Medal for Military Valor Spartaco Schergat, from whom the ship takes its name.
Present at the event, among others, were the President of the Regional Council of the Liguria Region, Dr. Gianmarco Medusei , the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, the Honorable Edoardo Rixi , the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral of the Squad Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto , General Joachim Sucker , Director of OCCAR, and the director of the Naval Armaments Directorate – NAVARM, Chief Inspector Admiral Giuseppe Abbamonte , welcomed by the president of Fincantieri, General Claudio Graziano .
Following the launch, the unit will continue construction activities at the Muggiano shipyard, in La Spezia, and will be delivered in 2025. The Spartaco Schergat ship will be characterized, like the other FREMMs, by high flexibility of use and will have the ability to operate in all tactical situations. It has a length of 144 meters, a width of 19.7 meters and a full load displacement of approximately 6,700 tonnes. It will be able to reach a speed of over 27 knots with a maximum capacity of around 200 people on board.
The FREMM program, which represents the state of the art of Italian and European defense, was born from the need to renew the line of Navy units including the “Lupo” and “Maestrale” classes, built by Fincantieri in the Seventies and Eighties .
In 2012 Carlo Bergamini was delivered, in 2013 Virginio Fasan , in 2014 Carlo Margottini , in 2015 Carabiniere , in 2016 Alpino , in 2017 Luigi Rizzo , in 2018 Federico Martinengo and in 2019 Antonio Marceglia .