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  • 1973    

    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.


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    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


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

    The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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    ES Bazan Ferrol - Ria de Ferrol5

    List of Ships

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    ESSpanish NavyF-71BalearesEBFK19732005
    ESSpanish NavyF-72AndaluciaEBGK19742005
    ESSpanish NavyF-73CataluñaEBJV19752004
    ESSpanish NavyF-74AsturiasEBHB19752009
    ESSpanish NavyF-75ExtremaduraEBLT19762006

    5 units


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    1970-aug-20LaunchedES F-71 Baleares
    1971-mar-30LaunchedES F-72 Andalucia
    1971-nov-3LaunchedES F-73 Cataluña
    1972-may-13LaunchedES F-74 Asturias
    1972-nov-21LaunchedES F-75 Extremadura
    1973-sep-24CommissionedES F-71 Baleares
    1974-may-23CommissionedES F-72 Andalucia
    1975-jan-16CommissionedES F-73 Cataluña
    1975-dec-2CommissionedES F-74 Asturias
    1976-nov-10CommissionedES F-75 Extremadura
    1996-junDeploymentES F-74 Asturias Operation Sharp Guard participated in operations to enforce UN trade and arms embargo in the Adriatic Sea.
    2004DecommissionedES F-73 Cataluña
    2005-mar-30DecommissionedES F-71 Baleares
    2005-dec-15DecommissionedES F-72 Andalucia
    2006-sep-15DecommissionedES F-75 Extremadura
    2008Fate: sunkES F-72 Andalucia as a target
    2009-jun-30DecommissionedES F-74 Asturias

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