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A-15 Cantabria

ES Spanish Navy

A-15 Cantabria

IMO: 9517604
MMSI: 225383000
Flight Deck:
Call Sign: EBAS
Shipyard: Navantia


History of ES Cantabria A-15

2005-mayOrderedOrdered Construction of CSS Cantabria authorised by Council of Ministers.
2007-jul-18Laid downLaid down
2008-jul-21LaunchedLaunched Navantia in Puerto Real
2010-jul-29 Rota Naval Base delivered to Armada Española at Rota on 29 Jul 2010.
2011-jun Full operational assessment concluded and joined the fleet.
2013-feb-13Port VisitPort Visit AU Port of Melbourne visited Melbourne as first stop on an extended deployment of secondment to the Royal Australian Navy
2013-feb-20HomeportHomeport Fleet Base East, Sydney, during her secondment to Royal Australian Navy
2013-jul-15DeploymentDeployment Coral Sea Talisman Saber 2013
2013-oct-03Port VisitPort Visit AU HMAS Kuttabul IFR 2013 International Fleet Review Sydney 2013 Present at 100th anniversary of the RAN Fleet Review
2015-aug-28NEWS Santa Maria Frigate Returns After Active Endeavour
2015-octDeploymentDeployment West Mediterranean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
2016-jan-27Port VisitPort Visit UK Royal Victoria Dock weekend visit to the Royal Docks, departed 31 Jan
2016-feb-05Port VisitPort Visit NL Amsterdam Harbour Vlothaven embarked Sea King HS.9-7
2016-mar-03DeploymentDeployment Cold Response 2016 Part of SNMG1, to Norway for Cold Response 16
2016-sepDeploymentDeployment Ferrol Naval Base SNMG2 departed Ferrol to join NATO SNMG2 for 3 month Mediterranean depoyment. Returned to Ferrol 15 Dec.
2016-oct-09DeploymentDeployment UK North Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2

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Cantabria class
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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ES Navantia, 2.5nm SE of Cadiz

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