Spanish frigate Reina Sofía

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Reina Sofía (F84)
Name: Reina Sofía
Namesake: Queen Sofía of Spain
Builder: Bazan
Laid down: 12 October 1987
Launched: 19 July 1989
Commissioned: 30 October 1990
Homeport: Naval Station Rota
Status: in active service
General characteristics
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)+
Aircraft carried: SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopter

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.

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