Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbón

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F-102 Almirante Juan de Borbon CSSQT.jpg
History
Spain
Name: Almirante Juan de Borbón
Namesake: Infante Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona
Builder: Izar
Cost: 600 million €
Laid down: October 2001
Launched: 28 February 2002
Commissioned: 3 December 2003
Homeport: Ferrol
Identification:
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate
Displacement: 5,800 tonnes (5,700 long tons; 6,400 short tons)
Length: 146.7 m (481 ft)
Beam: 18.6 m (61 ft)
Draft: 4.75 m (15.6 ft)
Speed: 28.5 knots (52.8 km/h)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km)

Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) is the second ship of the new F-100 class of air defence frigates entering service with the Spanish Navy in 2003. She is named for Infante Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona, father of the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos I.

History[edit]

  • September 8, 2006 - Departs from Rota to escort the Spanish troops en route to Lebanon
  • November 12, 2006 - Arrives at Rota, returning from Lebanon without incident
  • February 2007 - Participates in GALIBER 07 Exercises
  • March 2007 - Returns to port
  • May 2007 - Sails for trials at Cartagena
  • June 2007 - Sails to Norway (Stavanger) and Greece (Chania and Heraklion) returning to base by the end of the month
  • January 2008 - Sails to Cádiz and is forced back by malfunction, expending some time in repairs.
  • April 2008 - Sails to Brest (France) to perform combat qualification with the French Navy
  • June 2008 - Sails to Estonia and returns in December of the same year
  • January 2010 - Sails to Portugal and Cádiz
Side view of the frigate.
  • May–June 2010 - Sails to perform combat qualifications
  • January 12, 2011 - Arrives at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, prior to the warship's participation with Carrier Strike Group Two during its Composite Unit Training Exercise (COMPTUEX) and Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) underway period.[1]

Specifications[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Spanish warship visits NS Norfolk". Military. WAVY-TV. January 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Almirante Juan de Borbón (F-102) at Wikimedia Commons