ES Santa Maria class

US Oliver Hazard Perry long-hull class

Guided-Missile Frigate


Guided-Missile Frigate Santa Maria class


2850light (tn)
3600full load (tn)
138length (m)
14.30beam (m)
8.60draught (m)
4500range (nm)
29max speed (knots)
41000power (shp)

2Naval Engine gas turbine - General Electric LM2500

1Missile Launcher Mk 13

1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Close-In Weapon System Meroka
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

1Naval Radar air search radar AN/SPS-49
1Naval Radar surface search radar AN/SPS-55

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ES Spanish Navy Sikorsky S-70 H-60 12


ES Bazan Ferrol - Ria de Ferrol6

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1986--ESSpanish NavyF-81Santa MariaEBFL
1987--ESSpanish NavyF-82Victoria EBFM
1989--ESSpanish NavyF-83NumanciaEBFN
1990--ESSpanish NavyF-84Reina SofiaEBFO
1994--ESSpanish NavyF-85Navarra EBFP
1994--ESSpanish NavyF-86Canarias EBFQ

6 units


1982-may-22Laid downLaid down ES F-81 Santa Maria
1983-aug-16Laid downLaid down ES F-82 Victoria
1984-nov-11LaunchedLaunched ES F-81 Santa Maria
1986-jan-08Laid downLaid down ES F-83 Numancia
1986-jul-23LaunchedLaunched ES F-82 Victoria
1986-oct-12CommissionedCommissioned ES F-81 Santa Maria
1987-jan-29LaunchedLaunched ES F-83 Numancia
1987-oct-12Laid downLaid down ES F-84 Reina Sofia
1987-nov-11CommissionedCommissioned ES F-82 Victoria
1989-jul-19LaunchedLaunched ES F-84 Reina Sofia
1989-nov-17CommissionedCommissioned ES F-83 Numancia
1990-oct-30CommissionedCommissioned ES F-84 Reina Sofia
1991-apr-15Laid downLaid down ES F-85 Navarra
1992-apr-15Laid downLaid down ES F-86 Canarias
1992-oct-23LaunchedLaunched ES F-85 Navarra
1993-jun-21LaunchedLaunched ES F-86 Canarias
1994-may-27CommissionedCommissioned ES F-85 Navarra
1994-dec-14CommissionedCommissioned ES F-86 Canarias
1996-junDeploymentDeployment ES F-84 Reina Sofia Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
1998-apr-04Port VisitPort Visit ES F-84 Reina Sofia Apr98 STANAVFORMED embarked SH.60 HS.23-02
2001-aug-24Port VisitPort Visit ES F-85 Navarra International Festival of Sea 2001 Present at IFoS Portsmouth.
2012-jan-03 ES F-86 Canarias off Libya
2015-mar-01Port VisitPort Visit ES F-86 Canarias noted at Piraeus
2015-octDeploymentDeployment ES F-83 Numancia Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2016-jun ES F-86 Canarias SNMG2 part of SNMG2
2016-oct-03DeploymentDeployment ES F-83 Numancia Exercise Emerald Move 2016 Participated in Tyrrhenian Sea exercise
2016-nov-14 ES F-83 Numancia GRUFLEX 61 GRUFLEX 61 amphibious exercise Balearic Islands
2016-nov-14 ES F-82 Victoria GRUFLEX 61 GRUFLEX 61 amphibious exercise Balearic Islands
2017-jan-25DeploymentDeployment ES F-86 Canarias Operation Sophia RelievIng her sister ship ‘Navarra’ (F-85)
2017-feb-27DeploymentDeployment ES F-84 Reina Sofia SNMG1 departed Rota to join NATO SNMG1 for 10 week deployment
2017-mar-24DeploymentDeployment ES F-84 Reina Sofia Exercise Joint Warrior 17-1 Participated in Joint Warrior 17-1, in Scottish Training Areas
2018-may-21Port VisitPort Visit ES F-86 Canarias noted at Valletta
2019-feb-01DeploymentDeployment ES F-81 Santa Maria SNMG2 1 Feb 2019, NATO SNMG2 member and participated in air defence exercise with Turkish Navy in Eastern Mediterranean
2019-feb-15DeploymentDeployment ES F-84 Reina Sofia Operation Sophia End of deployment
2019-feb-26DeploymentDeployment ES F-81 Santa Maria Dynamic Manta 2019 with S-70b-1 Seahawk HS.23-03 on board
2022-oct-12Port VisitPort Visit ES F-86 Canarias noted in Barcelona Port Vell
2024-febDeploymentDeployment ES F-86 Canarias took part in Op Atalanta around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin, until relieved by ESPS Numancia in Jun 2024.
2024-jun-12DeploymentDeployment ES F-83 Numancia relieved ESPS Canarias on station for Operation Atalanta duties around the Gulf of Aden and Somali Basin.

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