NRP ÁLVARES CABRAL
NRP Álvares Cabral is the second ship of the Vasco da Gama class, which form the main element of Portugal’s surface ships fleet. She was launched in June 1989 and commissioned into the Portugese Navy on 24 May 1991. The NRP Álvares Cabral carries two Super Lynx Mk 95 helicopters. Displacing 3790 tons, she is 115 meters long, and with a mix of Gas turbines and Diesel engines is capable of a top speed of about 32 knots. She brings to the operation previous experience of counter-piracy operations within the Horn of Africa region.
The German frigate FGS Augsburg, also known as “Wilde 13″, is a Bremen class frigate commissioned into the German Navy in 1989. Mainly designed for anti-submarine-warfare, she carries a wide mix of sensors and armament, including the capability to embark two Sea Lynx MK 88 helicopters.
Displacing 3353 tons, she is 105 meters long, and with a m4 Nohab diesel engines is capable of a top speed of about 30 knots.
HMS Carlskrona is the largest Vessel in the Swedish Navy. She was launched in June 1980 and commissioned in January 1982. She carries an AW109LUH (HKP15B) helicopter.
She has previously participated in the EU Naval Force Operation Atalanta, in 2010. During this time she served as the Flagship for the operation, embarking the Force Commander and operating as the Force Headquarters in the Area of Operations.
Displacing 3700 tons, she is 106 meters long, and with her four NOhab Polar diesel engines is capable of a top speed of about 20 knots.
HNLMS DE RUYTER
HNLMS De Ruyter (F804) is the third De Zeven Provinciën class frigate of the Royal Netherlands Navy. It was laid down in 2000, launched in 2002, and commissioned in 2004. The frigate is named after the famous Dutch admiral Michiel de Ruyter (1607–1676). De Zeven Provinciën-class frigates are highly advanced air-defence and command frigates in service with the Royal Netherlands Navy. Ships of the De Zeven Provinciën class have been involved in counter-piracy operations off the Horn of Africa for a number of years. HNLMS De Ruyter has an NH90 helicopter embarked for the first time.
The FS Guépratte is a second-line multi-mission stealth frigate of the French Marine Nationale. She is the second French vessel named after the 19th century Admiral Émile Paul Amable Guépratte.
She is equipped with a Panther helicopter, whose contribution to scouting the seas for piracy will be highly valued.
FS Guépratte has previously served within EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta from the 25th of April 2013 until the 25th of June 2013.
Displacing 3600 tons, she is 125 meters long, and with 4 diesel SEMT Pielstick engines is capable of a top speed of about 25 knots.
The Nivôse, a Floréal-class frigate, is a light surveillance frigate (frégate de surveillance) of the French Navy.
She has previously served within EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta.
She has a Panther helicopter on board, type AS565 MB.
Displacing 2950 tons, she is 93.5 meters long and with a mix of diesel and electric engines is capable of a top speed of about 20 knots.
ESPS Numancia is the third of six Santa Maria class guided-missile frigates, built in Spain for the Spanish Navy. She was launched on 29 January 1987 and was commissioned into service on 17 November 1989. She is capable of carrying two SH-60 Seahawk helicopters.
Displacing 3610 tons, she is 138.8 meters long and with two general electric gas turbines is capable of a top speed of about 30 knots.
ESPS Numancia has previously served within EU Naval Force Somalia – Operation Atalanta.