Spanish ship Galicia (L51)

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Galicia during the celebration of Armed Forces Day in Santander (2009)
Name: Galicia
Namesake: Galicia
Ordered: 1991
Builder: Empresa Nacional Bazán
Laid down: May 1996
Launched: 21 July 1997
Commissioned: 29 April 1998
Homeport: Naval Station Rota
Identification: Pennant number: L51
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Class and type: Galicia-class landing platform dock
Displacement: 13,000 tonnes (13,000 long tons; 14,000 short tons)
Length: 160 m (520 ft)
Beam: 25 m (82 ft)
Draft: 6.2 m (20 ft)
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Range: 6,500 miles (10,500 km)
Complement: 185

Galicia (L51) is a Galicia-class landing platform dock of the Spanish Navy and is the seventh ship to bear this name. She is the lead ship in her class.

Design and construction[edit]

The vessel was built at the Empresa Nacional Bazán shipyards in Ferrol, as part of a NATO collaboration between the Dutch and Spanish Royal Navies. Construction began in 1996 and the vessel was delivered to the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) in 1998. She is the sister ship to SPS Castilla (L52).

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