San Giorgio-class amphibious transport dock

The San Giorgio class amphibious transport dock (LPD) were built by Fincantieri for the Italian Navy. These ships can lift a battalion of troops, and up to 36 armored vehicles. The stern floodable dock can accommodate three landing craft and the flight deck has three landing spots. San Giusto is normally employed as a training ship. The ships are based at the Brindisi naval base on the Adriatic coast.


San Giorgio-class amphibious transport dock
Class Ship
Type Transport
Manufacturer Fincantieri
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1987
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Algeria View
Italy 1987 View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Fincantieri 1987 3 View

Ships in Class:

Name Pennant number Builder Commissioned Fate
San Giorgio class
San Giorgio L9892 Fincantieri 1987 In service
San Marco L9893 Fincantieri 1988 In service
San Giusto L9894 Fincantieri 1994 In service
Improved San Giorgio class/BDSL
Kalaat Béni Abbès 474 Fincantieri 2014 In service

Class overview
Name: San Giorgio
Builders: Fincantieri
Operators: Marina Militare
In commission: 1987-present
Completed: 3
Active: 3

General characteristics
Type: Amphibious transport dock (LPD)
Displacement: 7,650-7,980(+300 on San Giusto) tons
Length: 133 m (436 ft)
Beam: 20.5 m (67 ft)
Propulsion: 2 x Fincantieri GMT A 420.12 diesel engines
Speed: 21 knots (39 km/h; 24 mph)
Range: 7,500 nautical miles (13,900 km; 8,600 mi) at 16 knots (30 km/h; 18 mph)
Boats & landing craft carried: Three LCM, three LCVP and a patrol craft
Capacity: 350 men with 30 medium tanks or 36 tracked armoured vehicles
Complement: 17 officers, 163 ratings
Sensors and processing systems: MM/SPQ 702 search radar, SPN-748 navigation radar, Selex RTN-10X fire control radar
Electronic warfare & decoys: Elettronica SpA ECM/ESM suite
Armament: 1 × Otobreda 76 mm gun (removed from San Giorgio and San Marco to increase flight deck space), 2 × 20 mm guns.
Aircraft carried: 3 x Sea King SH-3D or 5 x Agusta Bell AB-212 helicopters
Aviation facilities: Flight deck with three landing spots, no hangar (but San Giusto is capable to move AB212 sized helicopters to and from the vehicle deck)
Notes: San Giusto has a full load displacement 300t greater than the other ships in the class
Ships in class include: San Giorgio (L9892)

San Marco (L9893)

San Giusto (L9894)

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