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SANTA MARÍA frigates (1986-1994)

Santa María 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Santa María F81 Bazán, Ferrol 22/5/1982 24/11/1984 12/10/1986 in service (2017)
Victoria F82 Bazán, Ferrol 16/8/1983 23/7/1986 11/11/1987 in service (2017)
Numancia F83 Bazán, Ferrol 8/1/1986 29/1/1987 8/11/1988 in service (2017)
Reina Sofía (ex-América) F84 Bazán, Ferrol 12/10/1987 19/7/1989 30/10/1990 in service (2017)
Navarra F85 Bazán, Ferrol 15/4/1991 23/10/1992 30/5/1994 in service (2017)
Canarias F86 Bazán, Ferrol 15/4/1992 21/6/1993 14/12/1994 in service (2017)

 

Displacement standard, t

F81-84: 3610

F85, 86: 3700

Displacement full, t

F81-84: 4017

F85, 86: 4107

Length, m

125.9 wl 138.8 oa

Breadth, m

14.3

Draught, m

4.52 mean 6.60 sonar dome

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 Fiat-General Electric LM-2500 gas turbines

Power, h. p.

41000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil 587

Endurance, nm(kts)

5000(18)

Armament

F81-84: 1 x 1 Harpoon SSM / Standard SM-1MR Block IV SAM (8 RGM-84C / 32 RIM-66E), 1 x 1 - 76/62 Mk 75, 1 x 12 - 20/120 Meroka Mod. 2, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 Mod. 5 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B)

F85, 86: 1 x 1 Harpoon SSM / Standard SM-1MR Block IV SAM (8 RGM-84C / 32 RIM-66E), 1 x 1 - 76/62 Mk 75, 1 x 12 - 20/120 Meroka Mod. 2B, 2 x 3 - 324 Mk 32 Mod. 5 TT, 2 helicopters (SH-60B)

Sensors

F81-83: Raytheon 1650/9xR, SPS-55, SPS-49(v)4, SPS-67, Mk 92 Mod. 2, STIR Mk 54 Mod. 0, RAN-12L/X, VPS-2 radars, DE1160B, SQR-19(v) TASS sonars, Elnath, Rigel ECM suites, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, NTDS CCS

F84: Raytheon 1650/9xR, SPS-55, SPS-49(v)4, SPS-67, Mk 92 Mod. 2, STIR Mk 54 Mod. 0, RAN-12L/X, VPS-2 radars, DE1160B, SQR-19(v) TASS sonars, Elnath, Nettunel Mk 3000 ECM suites, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, NTDS CCS

F85, 86: Raytheon 1650/9xR, SPS-55, SPS-49(v)5, Raycass, Mk 92 Mod. 6, STIR Mk 54 Mod. 0, RAN-12L/X, VPS-2 radars, Enosa e/o director, DE1160B, SQR-19(v)2 TASS sonars, Elnath, Nettunel Mk 3000 ECM suites, 4x Mk 36 SRBOC decoy RL, SLQ-25 Nixie torpedo decoy, SYS-2 CCS

Complement

223

Ship project history: First three ordered 29 June 1977, but construction was deferred to give priority to the new carrier. Reina Sofía, approved in 1985, was ordered 19 June 1986, and the last pair on 26 December 1989. Long-hulled FFG7 type, with extra beam to allow more top-weight. Escorts for Principe de Asturias. Although twin hangars can accommodate two SH-60B, only one per ship is carried.

Modernizations: 2007, Victoria; 2008, Numancia; 2009, Santa María; 2010, Reina Sofía: - RAN-12L/X radar; + RAN-30L/X radar

2010s, some: - SPS-55 radar; + SPS-64 or Vision Master radar

Naval service: No significant events.

Reina Sofía 2008

© Ivan Gogin, 2017