Spanish frigate Numancia (F83)
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|Laid down:||8 January 1986|
|Launched:||29 January 1987|
|Commissioned:||17 November 1989|
|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 8 January 1986, and launched on 29 January 1987, Numancia was commissioned in service on 17 November 1989.
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.
Other units of class
- "La fragata española 'Numancia' apresa a 9 piratas somalíes acusados de atacar un crucero italiano" (in Spanish). rtve.es. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2014.