- SPS Canarias (F86)
The last of six Spanish-built frigates based on the USN "Oliver Hazard Perry" (FFG-7) design. Laid down on
April 15 1992and Launched on June 21 1993, Canarias was commissioned in service in 1995.The ship features a series of improvements to her previous sisters,like a new Meroka mod 2B CIWS and upgraded fire control systems with mk92 mod6 CORT(Coherent Receiver Transmitter) and SPS-49(v)5 instead of previous (v)4. All of these Spanish FFG's have the length of the later "Oliver Hazard Perry" FFG's, and have a wider beam than the USN design, and therefore able to carry more top weight. Fin stabilizers are fitted.
Other units of class
*Displacement: 2851 ton lightship, 3610 ton standard, 4177 ton full load
*Length: 138.8 metres
*Beam: 14.3 metres
*Draught: 8.6 metres
Mk 13 Missile Launcherfor the RGM-84 Harpoon SSM and the SM-1MR Block VIB SAM:*Mk 75 Oto Melara 76mm Compact Gun:*20mm MEROKA12 barrel AA system:*Mk 32 SVTT for Mk 46 Lightweight Torpedoes:*SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III Helicopter
*Propulsion: Two LM2500 Gas Turbines coupled to a single shaft and controllable pitch propellor
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