Spanish frigate Canarias
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|Laid down:||15 April 1992|
|Launched:||21 June 1993|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and type:||Santa Maria-class frigate|
|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)+|
|Aircraft carried:||SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopter|
Laid down on 15 April 1992, and launched on 21 June 1993, Canarias was commissioned in service in 1995.
The ship features a series of improvements to her previous sisters, with a new Meroka mod 2B CIWS, and upgraded fire control systems with Mk.92 mod6 CORT (Coherent Receiver Transmitter) and SPS-49(v)5 radar instead of previous (v)4.
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.