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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

ESCORTS

BALEARES frigates (1973-1976)

Baleares 1980

Baleares 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Baleares F71 Bazán, Ferrol 31/10/1968 20/8/1970 24/9/1973 stricken 3/2005
Andalucía F72 Bazán, Ferrol 2/7/1969 30/3/1971 23/5/1974 stricken 12/2005
Cataluña F73 Bazán, Ferrol 20/8/1970 3/11/1971 16/1/1975 stricken 6/2004
Asturias F74 Bazán, Ferrol 30/3/1971 13/5/1972 2/12/1975 stricken 6/2009
Extremadura F75 Bazán, Ferrol 3/11/1971 21/11/1972 10/11/1976 stricken 9/2006

 

Displacement standard, t

3350

Displacement full, t

4177

Length, m

126.5 pp 133.6 oa

Breadth, m

14.3

Draught, m

4.60 hull 7.01 max over sonar

No of shafts

1

Machinery

Westinghouse geared steam turbine, 2 Combustion Engineering boilers

Power, h. p.

35000

Max speed, kts

28

Fuel, t

oil 750

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(20)

Armament

1 x 1 Standard SM-1MR Block V SAM (16 RIM-66), 1 x 8 ASROC ASuR (16 RUR-5), 1 x 1 - 127/54 Mk 42 Mod. 10, 2 - 483 TT (stern), 4 - 324 Mk 32 Mod. 9 TT (41 torpedoes at all)

Sensors

SPS-10, SPS-52A, SPG-51C, SPG-53B, Pathfinder radars, SQS-23, SQS-35A VDS sonars, WLR-1 ECM suite

Complement

256

Ship project history: Generally very similar to US Knox class, but with medium-range Tartar-Standard system replaced helicopter facilities and BPDMS. Hulls and machinery were fabricated in Spain, but the USN supplied weapons and sensors. All torpedo tubes were fitted internally and fixed, the 324mm being inclined at 45°, while the 533m were in the stern.

Modernizations: 1988, Asturias; 1989, Extremadura, Cataluña; 1990, Baleares; 1991, Andalucía: - SPS-52A, Pathfinder radar, SQS-23 sonar, WLR-1 ECM suite; + 2 x 4 Harpoon SSM (8 RGM-84C), 2 x 12 - 20/120 Meroka Mod. 2, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, SPS-52B, Decca 1226, RAN-12L/X, 2x VPS-2 radars, DE1160C sonar, Deneb Mk 1500/1600 ECM suite, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, Tritan-1 CCS

mid-1990s, all: - 2 - 483 TT

Naval service: No significant events.

Baleares 1980

Extremadura 2003

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