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Spanish Navy (2024)


Current Active Inventory: 42 Fleet Units


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The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Spanish Navy (2024). The service currently counts 42 total units in its active naval inventory. This total includes frontline commissioned vessels but excludes smaller patrol vessels, auxiliary / survey ships, replenishment, and historical ceremonial types. The WDMMW review takes into account specific categories of warships covering attack, defense, and general support designs. Inventory numbers and related unit types are provided as-is and derived from publically-available information / sources. "On Order" totals found at the bottom of this article are related to any future hulls currently under procurement/construction though said hulls may not be delivered for service in the current year for various reasons.

Updated: 11/30/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org




Total Hulls: 42

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TvR
56.0
TrueValue Rating takes incorporates strengths/weaknesses matched against the highest-rated service ( USN (323.9).
Global Rank
17 /39
Global Rank as compared to national powers of WDMMW. 39 total naval services from 39 nations are tracked. View Current Ranks.
Force Concentration

Carriers: 0 units
Submarines: 2 units
Fleet Core: 37 units
Amphib Asslt: 3 units
Force Balance

AVERAGE

Fleet covers basic operating requirements by addressing primary categories.

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National flag of Spain
Hull Prefix
"ESPS"
Established
1299
(725 yrs ago)
as the "Armada Espanola"
Median Hull Age
24.8
Years
Hull Age Visualization

Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15yrs

16 to 25yrs

26 to 30yrs

>30yrs




Submarines (2)


Hulls developed for undersea/submersible operation; nuclear-powered or conventionally-powered.

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
41yrs
Galerna
S71
Galerna-class
39yrs
Tramontana
S74
Galerna-class

Total Units: 2 (5%)


NOTES: Four S-80 submarines will eventually replace the aging Galerna-class in service.




Frigates (11)


Hulls defined as dimensionally smaller than Destroyers, though larger than corvettes, having Blue Water capabilities.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
22yrs
Alvaro de Bazan
F101
Alvaro de Bazan-class
21yrs
Juan de Borbon
F102
Alvaro de Bazan-class
20yrs
Blas de Lezo
F103
Alvaro de Bazan-class
18yrs
Mendez Nunez
F104
Alvaro de Bazan-class
12yrs
Cristobal Colon
F105
Alvaro de Bazan-class
38yrs
Santa Maria
F81
Santa Maria-class
37yrs
Victoria
F82
Santa Maria-class
35yrs
Numancia
F83
Santa Maria-class
34yrs
Reina Sofia
F84
Santa Maria-class
30yrs
Navarra
F85
Santa Maria-class
29yrs
Canarias
F86
Santa Maria-class

Total Units: 11 (26%)


NOTES: Vessels of the aging Santa Maria-class (USN Oliver Hazard Perry-class) is set to be succeeded by the new F110 frigate design being planned.




Mine Warfare (6)


Hulls outfitted for the purpose of mine countermeasures/countermine warfare.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
29yrs
Segura
M31
Segura-class
29yrs
Sella
M32
Segura-class
29yrs
Tambre
M33
Segura-class
29yrs
Turia
M34
Segura-class
29yrs
Duero
M35
Segura-class
29yrs
Tajo
M36
Segura-class

Total Units: 6 (14%)




Offshore Patrol Vessels (20)


Hulls defined as OPVs and outfitted for the purpose of close-to-shore defense / deterrence.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
13yrs
Meteoro
P41
Meteoro-class
13yrs
Rayo
P42
Meteoro-class
12yrs
Relampago
P43
Meteoro-class
12yrs
Tornado
P44
Meteoro-class
6yrs
Audaz
P45
Meteoro-class
5yrs
Furor
P46
Meteoro-class
44yrs
Infanta Elena
P76
Descubierta-class
44yrs
Infanta Cristina
P77
Descubierta-class
33yrs
Serviola
P71
Serviola-class
33yrs
Centinela
P72
Serviola-class
32yrs
Vigia
P73
Serviola-class
32yrs
Atalaya
P74
Serviola-class
49yrs
Alboran
P62
Chilreu-class
49yrs
Arnomendi
P63
Chilreu-class
49yrs
Tarifa
P64
Chilreu-class
39yrs
Toralla
P81
Toralla-class
39yrs
Formentor
P82
Toralla-class
42yrs
Tagomago
P22
Anaga-class
42yrs
Medasr
P26
Anaga-class
42yrs
Tabarca
P28
Anaga-class

Total Units: 20 (48%)




Amphibious Assault (3)


Hulls designed specifically for the support of amphibious-minded, offshore / close-to-shore operations.

OUTLOOK
STABLE
 
14yrs
Juan Carlos I
L61
Juan Carlos I-class
26yrs
Galicia
L51
Galicia-class
24yrs
Castilla
L52
Galicia-class

Total Units: 3 (7%)


NOTES: Juan Carlos I (L61) supports operations of the AV-8B+ STOVL strike fighter, becoming a de facto Aircraft Carrier; Castilla is outfitted for the Amphibious Command Ship role.




On Order (9)


Hulls set to be delivered in the current procurement year or in subsequent year(s).

Isaac Peral
Fleet Submarine
Narcio Monturiol
Fleet Submarine
Cosme Garcia
Fleet Submarine
M.G. de los Reyes
Fleet Submarine
Bonifaz
Frigate
Roger de Lauria
Frigate
Menendez de Aviles
Frigate
Luis de Cordova
Frigate
Barcelo
Frigate

Total Units: 9


On Order Commitment: 9 Units


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