List of active Spanish Navy ships

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This is a list of active Spanish Navy ships, complete and correct as of February 2013.[1][2]

Naval jack of Spain.

As of 2013, there are approximately 54 commissioned ships in the Navy (excluding minor auxiliary vessels), including one amphibious assault ship (also used as an aircraft carrier), two amphibious transport docks, 11 frigates, three submarines, six mine countermeasure vessels, 23 patrol vessels and a number of auxiliary ships. The total displacement of the Spanish Navy is approximately 220,000 tonnes.

Submarine fleet[edit]


Class Picture Type Boats Displacement Note
Submarines (3 in service)
Galerna class Galerna class Attack submarine Galerna (S71)
Mistral (S73)
Tramontana (S74)
1,760 tonnes The class is to be replaced with 4 Navantia S-80 submarines.

Surface fleet[edit]

Amphibious warfare ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Amphibious warfare ships (3 in service)
Juan Carlos I Juan Carlos I Amphibious assault ship (LHD) Juan Carlos I (L61) 27,079 tonnes Also used as an aircraft carrier.[3]
Galicia class Galicia class Amphibious transport dock (LPD) Galicia (L51)
Castilla (L52)
13,815 tonnes


Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Frigates (11 in service)
Álvaro de Bazán class Álvaro de Bazán class Air-defence frigate Álvaro de Bazán (F101)
Almirante Juan de Borbón (F102)
Blas de Lezo (F103)
Méndez Núñez (F104)
Cristóbal Colón (F105)
5,800 - 6,391 tonnes[4] Considered a destroyer by other countries
Santa María class Santa Maria-class frigate Frigate Santa María (F81)
Victoria (F82)
Numancia (F83)
Reina Sofía (F84)
Navarra (F85)
Canarias (F86)
4,017 tonnes

Patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Patrol vessels (23 in service)
Meteoro class[5] Meteoro class Offshore patrol vessel Meteoro (P41)
Rayo (P42)
Relámpago (P43)
Tornado (P44)
2,670 tonnes[6]
Descubierta class Descubierta class Patrol boat Infanta Elena (P76)
Infanta Cristina (P77)
Cazadora (P78)
Vencedora (P79)
1,640 tonnes Former corvettes with pennant F33, F34, F35 and F36
Serviola class Serviola class Patrol boat Serviola (P71)
Centinela (P72)
Vigía (P73)
Atalaya (P74)
1,106 tonnes
Chilreu class Chilreu class Patrol boat Alborán (P62)
Arnomendi (P63)
Tarifa (P64)
1,918 tonnes
Anaga class Anaga class Patrol boat Tagomago (P22)
Medas (P26)
Tabarca (P28)
319 tonnes
Toralla class Toralla class Patrol boat Toralla (P81)
Formentor (P82)
133 tonnes
Aresa class P-101 Patrol boat P101
21 tonnes
Cabo Fradera (P201) Cabo Fradera (P-201) Patrol boat Cabo Fradera (P201) 28 tonnes

Mine countermeasure vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Mine countermeasure vessels (7 in service)
Segura class Segura class Minehunter Segura (M31)
Sella (M32)
Tambre (M33)
Turia (M34)
Duero (M35)
Tajo (M36)
585 tonnes
Descubierta class Corbeta Diana F32.jpg MCM Command & Support Ship Diana (M11) 1,640 tonnes Former corvette with pennant F32

Auxiliary fleet[edit]

Replenishment ships[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Notee
Replenishment ships (2 in service)
Patiño Patiño Replenishment oiler Patiño (A14) 17,045 tonnes
Cantabria Cantabria Replenishment oiler Cantabria (A15) 19,500 tonnes

Transport ships, sealift[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Transport ships (3 in service)
Contramaestre Casado Transport ship Contramaestre Casado (A01) 5,300 tonnes
Martin Posadillo Ro-ro ship Martín Posadillo (A04) 2,300 tonnes
El Camino Español Ro-ro ship El Camino Español (A05) 4,560 tonnes

Training vessels[edit]

Class Picture Type Ships Displacement Note
Training vessels (1 in service)
Juan Sebastián Elcano Juan Sebastián Elcano Sail training vessel Juan Sebastián Elcano (A71) 3,700 tonnes

Other auxiliary vessels[edit]

Alerta (A111), called "Atila"
  • EW support ship (1 in service)
    • A111 Alerta (1992) (ex-Jasmund/GDR 1982)
  • Submarine rescue ship (1 in service)
    • A20 Neptuno (1989) (ex-Amapola 1975)
  • Salvage tug (1 in service)
    • A101 Mar Caribe (1975)
  • Fleet tugs (2 in service)
    • A53 La Graña (1987) (ex-Punta Amer 1982)
    • A51 Mahón (1981) (ex-Circos 1977)
Hesperisdes (A53)
Las Palmas (A52)
  • Polar research ships (2 in service)
  • Hydrographic ships (6 in service)
    • A23 Antares (1974)
    • A24 Rigel (1974)
    • A31 Malaspina (1975)
    • A32 Tofiño (1975)
    • A91 Astrolabio (2001)
    • A92 Escandallo (2004)
  • Training ships (13 in service)
    • A72 Arosa (1981) (ex-Algoma 1931)
    • A74 La Graciosa (1988) (ex-Dejá vu ?)
    • A75 Sisargas (1995) (ex-Isabelle 1982)
    • A76 Giralda (1993) (ex-Juan de Borbon's yacht),[7] 1958)
    • A78 Peregrina (2007)
    • A82 Contramaestre Navarrete (1983)
    • A83 Contramaestre Sanchez Fernandez (1983)
    • A84 Contramaestre Antero (1984)
    • A85 Contramaestre Lamadrid (1984)
    • A121 Guardiamarina Barrutia (2006)
    • A122 Guardiamarina Cherguini (2006)
    • A123 Guardiamarina Rull (2007)
    • A124 Guardiamarina Salas (2007)

See also[edit]