ES Cantabria class

Support Ship


Support Ship Cantabria class

Derivatives / Succeeded by
2020 AU Supply class (AU)


174length (m)
23beam (m)
8draught (m)
6000range (nm)
20max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine diesel

4Naval Gun Mark 26 1/5in (12.7mm)
6Chaff and decoys Mark 36 SRBOC

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Typical Max
ES Spanish Navy Agusta AB212 03
ES Spanish Navy Sikorsky S-61 H-3 02
ES Spanish Navy NHI NH90 TTH 02


ES Navantia - 2.5nm SE of Cadiz1

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----AURANA304Supply class (AU) HMAS StalwartVKCU
2010--ESSpanish NavyA-15Cantabria EBAS
2020--AURANA195Supply class (AU) HMAS SupplyVKCX

3 units


2005-mayOrderedOrdered ES A-15 Cantabria Construction of CSS Cantabria authorised by Council of Ministers.
2007-jul-18Laid downLaid down ES A-15 Cantabria
2008-jul-21LaunchedLaunched ES A-15 Cantabria in Puerto Real
2009-octTrialsTrials ES A-15 Cantabria
2010-jul-29 ES A-15 Cantabria delivered to Armada Española at Rota on 29 Jul 2010.
2010-sep-29CommissionedCommissioned ES A-15 Cantabria
2011-jun ES A-15 Cantabria Full operational assessment concluded and joined the fleet.
2013-feb-13Port VisitPort Visit ES A-15 Cantabria visited Melbourne as first stop on an extended deployment of secondment to the Royal Australian Navy
2013-feb-20HomeportHomeport ES A-15 Cantabria Fleet Base East, Sydney, during her secondment to Royal Australian Navy
2013-jul-15DeploymentDeployment ES A-15 Cantabria Talisman Saber 2013
2013-oct-03Port VisitPort Visit ES A-15 Cantabria International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2015-octDeploymentDeployment ES A-15 Cantabria Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2016-jan-27Port VisitPort Visit ES A-15 Cantabria weekend visit to the Royal Docks, departed 31 Jan
2016-feb-05Port VisitPort Visit ES A-15 Cantabria embarked Sea King HS.9-7
2016-mar-03DeploymentDeployment ES A-15 Cantabria Cold Response 2016 Part of SNMG1, to Norway for Cold Response 16
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment ES A-15 Cantabria SNMG2 departed Ferrol to join NATO SNMG2 for 3 month Mediterranean depoyment. Returned to Ferrol 15 Dec.
2016-oct-09DeploymentDeployment ES A-15 Cantabria Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2

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