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Italian Navy retires Bersagliere frigate

17 April 2018

The Italian Navy's Artigliere (Lupo)-class frigate Bersagliere is being retired from service on 17 April, the Italian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced.

The ceremony was scheduled to take place at the Military Naval Arsenal in La Spezia at sunset.

The frigate served with the Italian Navy for 23 years, including three deployments in NATO's anti-terrorist Operation 'Active Endeavour' in the Mediterranean in 2003, 2008, and 2010.

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