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  • A-15 Cantabria

    ES Spanish Navy

    2010 to present    

    A-15 Cantabria


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


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    History of ES A-15 Cantabria

    2005-mayOrderedConstruction of CSS Cantabria authorised by Council of Ministers.
    2007-jul-18Laid down
    2008-jul-21LaunchedNavantia in Puerto Real
    2010-jul-29Rota Naval Base delivered to Armada Española at Rota on 29 Jul 2010.
    2011-junFull operational assessment concluded and joined the fleet.
    2013-feb-13Port VisitAUPort of Melbourne visited Melbourne as first stop on an extended deployment of secondment to the Royal Australian Navy
    2013-feb-20HomeportFleet Base East, Sydney, during her secondment to Royal Australian Navy
    2013-jul-15DeploymentCoral Sea Talisman Saber 2013
    2013-oct-3Port VisitAUHMAS 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-octDeploymentWest Mediterranean Exercise Trident Juncture 2015 participated in multi-national NATO Maritime Command exercise, until Nov 2015
    2016-jan-27Port VisitUKRoyal Victoria Dock weekend visit to the Royal Docks, departed 31 Jan
    2016-feb-5Port VisitNLAmsterdam Harbour Vlothaven embarked Sea King HS.9-7
    2016-mar-3Deployment Cold Response 2016 Part of SNMG1, to Norway for Cold Response 16
    2016-sepDeploymentFerrol Naval Base SNMG2 departed Ferrol to join NATO SNMG2 for 3 month Mediterranean depoyment. Returned to Ferrol 15 Dec.
    2016-oct-9DeploymentUKNorth Western Approaches Exercise Joint Warrior 16-2 Participated in Ex JW16-2



        from 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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