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​Largest Frigate in the Spanish Navy Arrives in Gran Canaria

Largest Frigate in the Spanish Navy Arrives in Gran Canaria

This week the largest frigate in the Spanish Navy has berthed in the Naval Base of the Port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and is one of the most modern ships of the Navy. This is Fragata Alvaro de Bazan and is normally based in the port of Galicia.

This ship has been carrying out manoeuvres along the south coast of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, and has welcomed visitors who wish to see the frigate a little closer.

Fragata Alvaro de Bazan is 146 metres long, has advanced technology, cutting edge radar scanning and well equipped armaments, and is considered to the one the most important ships of the Spanish Navy.

This frigate began its work in 2003 and has undertaking missions for NATO. The frigate has a crew of over 200 personnel, and three of these are residents of Gran Canaria. One of the Gran Canaria seamen is Sergeant Diego Rivera, and he embarked on this frigate less than 6 months ago.

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