Home News 12. November 2019 PPA1 sails the waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea PPA1, named after “Paolo Thaon di Revel”, sailed its first nautical miles in the blue waters of the Gulf of La Spezia on 12th Nov 2019. 25. January 2019 THE CHIEF OF THE ITALIAN NAVY VISITS PPA1 On 25 January the Chief of the Italian Navy, Adm. Valter Girardelli thoroughly visited the PPA1 in the FINCANTIERI Shipyard of La Spezia, accompanied by the Chief of the Navy Fleet, Adm. Donato Marzano . 08. November 2018 Keel Laying Ceremony for the third PPA Vessel The Keel Laying ceremony of the 3rd Multipurpose Patrol Ship (PPA) took place on November 8th, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Riva Trigoso (Genova).