Spanish frigate Santa María
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|Name:||SPS Santa María (F81)|
|Laid down:||22 May 1982|
|Launched:||11 November 1984|
|Commissioned:||12 October 1986|
|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 22 May 1982 and launched on 11 November 1984, the Santa María was commissioned into service on 12 October 1986.
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.