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Italy`s Naval Triumph: The Unrivaled CAVOUR

Date: Issue 128 - March 2024 Update: April 20, 2024

In a momentous ceremony at the Fincantieri Shipyards in Muggiano (La Spezia) on September 15, 2004, the Italian Navy celebrated a historic milestone as the aircraft carrier "Cavour" reached a significant juncture. The seamless conjunction of the bow section to the hull module marked the culmination of the laying down phase, a journey initiated with the steel-cutting ceremony on July 17, 2001. Proudly delivered to the Italian Navy on July 20, 2004, at the Fincantieri Shipyards in Riva Trigoso (province of Genoa), the carrier stands as an emblem of Italy's maritime technology prowess.

Sea trials commenced on December 18, 2006, leading to the official delivery to the Italian Navy on March 27, 2008 was a historic moment, accompanied by the prestigious presentation of the Combat Flag.