ES Baleares class

US Knox class

Guided-Missile Frigate


Guided-Missile Frigate Baleares class

Spanish built variant of US Navy Knox class but replacing both the Sea Sparrow box launcher and the helicopter facilities by a Standard SAM launcher.


4177full load (tn)
134length (m)
14.25beam (m)
7.54draught (m)
28max speed (knots)

2Naval Engine boilers
1Naval Engine steam turbines

2Missile Launcher Mk 141 quad Harpoon
1Missile Launcher Mk 22

1Naval Gun Mark 42 5/54 inch (127mm)
2Close-In Weapon System Meroka
1Torpedo Launchers Mk 16 8-cell ASROC
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

helicopter   Aircraft

Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
ES Spanish Navy Hughes 369HM 01


ES Bazan Ferrol - Ria de Ferrol5

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19732005ESSpanish NavyF-71BalearesEBFK
19742005 sunk 2008ESSpanish NavyF-72AndaluciaEBGK
19752004ESSpanish NavyF-73CataluñaEBJV
19752009ESSpanish NavyF-74AsturiasEBHB
19762006ESSpanish NavyF-75Extremadura EBLT

5 units


1970-aug-20LaunchedLaunched ES F-71 Baleares
1971-mar-30LaunchedLaunched ES F-72 Andalucia
1971-nov-03LaunchedLaunched ES F-73 Cataluña
1972-may-13LaunchedLaunched ES F-74 Asturias
1972-nov-21LaunchedLaunched ES F-75 Extremadura
1973-sep-24CommissionedCommissioned ES F-71 Baleares
1974-may-23CommissionedCommissioned ES F-72 Andalucia
1975-jan-16CommissionedCommissioned ES F-73 Cataluña
1975-dec-02CommissionedCommissioned ES F-74 Asturias
1976-nov-10CommissionedCommissioned ES F-75 Extremadura
1996-junDeploymentDeployment ES F-74 Asturias Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
2004DecommissionedDecommissioned ES F-73 Cataluña
2005-mar-30DecommissionedDecommissioned ES F-71 Baleares
2005-dec-15DecommissionedDecommissioned ES F-72 Andalucia
2006-sep-15DecommissionedDecommissioned ES F-75 Extremadura
2008Fate: sunkFate: sunk ES F-72 Andalucia as a target
2009-jun-30DecommissionedDecommissioned ES F-74 Asturias

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