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     F-72 Andalucia      

Photo byMay 1977. Mediterranean Sea. Photo from the archives of A. Andreev.

Country: Spain.
Class, [Type]: Baleares, [FFG].
Homeport: El Ferrol.

Callsign: EBGK ( Echo Bravo Golf Kilo )

Builder: Bazan, El Ferrol, Spain.
Launch date: 30 March 1971.
Commission date: 23 May 1974.
Decommission date: 15 December 2005.

Displacement ( tons ): 3350 standard, 4200 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 133,5 x 14,5 x 8.
Main machinery: 1 x Westinghouse turbine ( 35000 hp ).
Speed ( knots ): 28.
Range ( miles ): 4500 at 20 knots.
Complement: 256 ( 15 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 Mk42 127mm, 2 x 12 Meroka A3 20mm, 2 x 1 Browning 12,7mm.
Missiles: SSM: 2 x 4 Harpoon; SAM: 1 x 1 Mk22 launcher Standard SM-1MR.
A/S weapons: 1 x 8 Mk16 ASROC.
Torpedoes: 2 x 2 324mm Mk32 for 24 x Mk46.

Radar: Air: AN/SPS-52B; Surface: AN/SPS-10; Fire control: AN/SPG-53C, AN/SPG-51; TACAN: AN/SRN-15A.
Sonar: AN/SQS-56 ( DE-1160 ), AN/SQS-35 VDS.
Countermeasures: Decoys: 4 x 6 SRBOC Mk36; FANFARE Towed torpedo decoy.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2002

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