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Giuseppe Garibaldi

Deployment: November 18, 2001
Type of vessel: Italian aircraft carrier
Total personnel: 825 approx.
Aircraft: Eight Harrier jets and four SH-3D Sea Kings helicopters
Maximum speed: 30 knots
Power: Four gas-powered turbines
Flight deck: 174 meters
Armament: Two surface-to-air Albatros missiles, six 40mm anti-aircraft guns, six torpedo tubs and eight surface-to-surface Otomat missiles.
Commissioned: 1985

Ships accompanying the Garibaldi include the cruiser Aviere, the frigate Zeffiro and the supply ship Etna. Other Italian ships in the area are the frigate Maestrale and the destroyer Durand de La Penne. Besides the ship's crew, approximately 1,400 Italian troops are aboard the carrier.




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