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     F-103 Blas de Lezo      

Photo byMay 2006. The Souda. Photo by A. Andreev.

Country: Spain.
Class, [Type]: Alvaro de Bazan, [FFG].
Homeport: El Ferrol.

Callsign: EBDC ( Echo Bravo Delta Charlie )

Builder: Izar, El Ferrol, Spain.
Laid down: 28 February 2002.
Launch date: 16 May 2003.
Commission date: 16 December 2004.

Displacement ( tons ): 5800 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 133 x 18,5 x 7,2.
Main machinery: CODOG: 2 x GE LM-2500 gas turbines ( 46650 hp ), 2 x Bazan-Caterpillar 3600 diesel ( 12000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 28.
Range ( miles ): 4500 at 18 knots.
Complement: 200 ( 35 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 127mm Mk45 Mod2, 1 x 12 20mm Meroka 2B, 2 x 1 20mm Oerlikon.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 4 Harpoon Block2; SAM: 1 x 48 Mk41 VLS launchers ( 32 x Standard SM-2 BlockIV and 64 x RIM-7PTC Sea Sparrow ).
Torpedoes: 2 x 3 324mm Mk32.

Radar: Air: AN/SPY-1D; Surface: AN/SPS-67; Navigation: AN/SPS-73; Fire Control: 3 x AN/SPG-62; Mk-99.
Sonar: DE-1160LF.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x SRBOC Mk36; AN/SLQ-25A Nixie acoustic torpedo decoy.
Helicopter: 1 x SH-60B Sea Hawk.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2006

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