ESPS Reina Sofia
Reina Sofía (F-84) is the fourth of six Spanish-built Santa Maria-class frigates, based on the American Oliver Hazard Perry-class design, of the Spanish Navy.
Laid down on 12 October 1987, and launched on 19 July 1989, Reina Sofía was commissioned in service on 30 October 1990. She is named for Queen Sofía of Spain.
All of these Spanish frigates have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry frigates, and have a wider beam than the US Navy design, and therefore able to carry more top weight. Fin stabilizers are fitted.
All of these Spanish frigates have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry frigates, and have a wider beam than the US Navy design, and therefore able to carry more top weight. Fin stabilizers were fitted.
This Spanish warship integrates a Seahawk helicopter, which will allow her to carry out a wide range of tasks, including maritime surveillance and reconnaissance, intelligence gathering, deployment and protection of boarding teams, among others.
Class and type: Santa Maria-class frigate
2,851 long tons (2,897 t) light
3,610 long tons (3,668 t) standard
4,177 long tons (4,244 t) full load
Length: 138.8 m (455 ft 5 in)
Beam: 14.3 m (46 ft 11 in)
Draft: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) coupled to a single shaft and controllable-pitch propeller
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)+
OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun; Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launcher for Mark 46 torpedoes; Mk 13 Missile Launcher for RGM-84 Harpoon SSM and SM-1MR Block VIB SAM; 20 mm Meroka CIWS 12 barrel AA system
Aircraft carried: SH-60B Seahawk LAMPS III helicopter