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Reina Sofía (F84)
Career Spanish Navy Ensign
Name: SPS Reina Sofía (F84)
Namesake: Queen Sofía of Spain
Builder: Bazan
Laid down: 12 October 1987
Launched: 19 July 1989
Commissioned: 30 October 1990
Homeport: Rota, Cádiz
Status: in active service, as of 2010
General characteristics
Class and type: Santa Maria-class frigate
Displacement: 2,851 long tons (2,897 t) light
3,610 long tons (3,668 t) standard
4,177 long tons (4,244 t) full load
Length: 138.8 m (455 ft 5 in)
Beam: 14.3 m (46 ft 11 in)
Draft: 8.6 m (28 ft 3 in)
Propulsion: 2 × General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 41,000 shp (31 MW) coupled to a single shaft and controllable pitch propeller
Speed: 30 knots (56 km/h; 35 mph)+
Armament: OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun
Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launcher for Mark 46 torpedoes
Mk 13 Missile Launcher for RGM-84 Harpoon SSM and SM-1MR Block VIB SAM
• 20 mm Meroka CIWS 12 barrel AA system
Aircraft carried: SH-60 Seahawk LAMPS III helicopter

SPS Reina Sofía (F84) is the fourth of six Spanish-built Santa Maria-class frigates, based on the American Oliver Hazard Perry class design, of the Spanish Navy.

Laid down on October 12, 1987, and launched on July 19, 1989, Reina Sofía was commissioned in service on October 30, 1990. She is named for Queen Sofía of Spain.

All of these Spanish frigates have the length of the later Oliver Hazard Perry frigates, and have a wider beam than the US Navy design, and therefore able to carry more top weight. Fin stabilizers are fitted.

Other units of class

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