Baleares class frigate
Forward view of F74 Asturias, the fourth ship in the Spanish Baleares class of frigates.
Source: Jaime Rafael -
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F71 class (pennant number)
Baleares class (modernized)
256, including 15 officers
4.177 t full load
1x Hughes SPS-52B, 3D E/F-band radar
1x Raytheon SPS-10, G-band radar
DE 1160, hull mounted active search
SQS-35V, variable depth sonar
1x Western Electric SPG-53B, I/J-band for 127mm
1x Raytheon SPG-51C, G/I-band for Standard
2x Selenia RAN 12L, I-band for Meroka
2x Sperry VPS 2 for Meroka
1x Raytheon Marine Pathfinder
Combat data management
4x6 SRBOC Mk 36 Mod 2 chaff
1x 127mm Mk 42 Mod 9
2x 12.7mm M2HB
8x RGM-84 Harpoon, often only 4 carried
16x Standard SM-1MR
1x8 Mk 112 launcher for RUR-5 ASROC
4x 324mm Mk 32 torpedo tube
This Spanish variant of Knox class has no helicopter facilities
127mm Mk 42
1x 127mm MK42 dual purpose gun on bow.
1x8 Mk-16 launcher for combination RUR-5 ASROC and RGM-84 Harpoon. After refit only used for ASROC. 8 ASROC ready to launch, 8 more in storage.
RGM-84 Harpoon. First fired from Mk 16 launcher for RUR-5 ASROC. After refit two dedicated quadruple Mk 141 launch tubes.
1x Mk 22 single arm launcher for Standard SM-1MR
2x 20mm Meroka CIWS fitted during refit.
Mk 37 heavyweight torpedo
2x1 Mk 25 single tube launchers for MK 37 torpedo. Removed during refit.
Mk 46 lightweight torpedo
4x1 torpedo tubes for Mk 46 torpedo added during refit.
2x 12.7mm M2HB fitted for self-defense.
The Baleares class is a modified US Knox class design built under license in Spain.
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