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Spanish Navy (2022)


Current Active Inventory: 42 Fleet Units


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Last Updated: 11/30/2021 | © www.WDMMW.org


The following represents an overview of the modern naval fighting capabilities of the Spanish Navy (2022). 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.


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Total Units: 42
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TvR:
56.0
True Value Rating takes into account current strengths/weaknesses, matched against the highest-rated service (the USN yields a top rating of 323.9).
Global Rank:
16/35
A total of 35 naval services from 35 nations currently tracked. Current Ranking.
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.
SUPPLIERS:
National flag of Spain
HULL PREFIX:
"ESPS"
ESTABLISHED:
1299
723 yrs ago
as the "Armada Espanola"
MEDIAN HULL AGE:
23.1
Years
HULL AGE VISUALIZATION


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Unit Age Color Key




0 to 15 yrs

16 to 25 yrs

26 to 30 yrs

>30 yrs


Age plays a vital role in the life of any warship as hulls and various onboard technologies are pushed to the limit, ultimately exposed to the corrosive and generally unforgiving effects of life at sea. Such degradation often leads to modernizations, refits, or outright retirement. Our color gauge attempts to showcase a vessel's current state within the fleet, helping to detail those outgoing vessels against those at the midway point of their service or those just having been commissioned.




Submarines (2)


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

OUTLOOK
POSITIVE
 
39yrs
Galerna
S71
Galerna-class
37yrs
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
 
20yrs
Alvaro de Bazan
F101
Alvaro de Bazan-class
19yrs
Juan de Borbon
F102
Alvaro de Bazan-class
18yrs
Blas de Lezo
F103
Alvaro de Bazan-class
16yrs
Mendez Nunez
F104
Alvaro de Bazan-class
10yrs
Cristobal Colon
F105
Alvaro de Bazan-class
36yrs
Santa Maria
F81
Santa Maria-class
35yrs
Victoria
F82
Santa Maria-class
33yrs
Numancia
F83
Santa Maria-class
32yrs
Reina Sofia
F84
Santa Maria-class
28yrs
Navarra
F85
Santa Maria-class
27yrs
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
 
27yrs
Segura
M31
Segura-class
27yrs
Sella
M32
Segura-class
27yrs
Tambre
M33
Segura-class
27yrs
Turia
M34
Segura-class
27yrs
Duero
M35
Segura-class
27yrs
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
 
11yrs
Meteoro
P41
Meteoro-class
11yrs
Rayo
P42
Meteoro-class
10yrs
Relampago
P43
Meteoro-class
10yrs
Tornado
P44
Meteoro-class
4yrs
Audaz
P45
Meteoro-class
3yrs
Furor
P46
Meteoro-class
42yrs
Infanta Elena
P76
Descubierta-class
42yrs
Infanta Cristina
P77
Descubierta-class
31yrs
Serviola
P71
Serviola-class
31yrs
Centinela
P72
Serviola-class
30yrs
Vigia
P73
Serviola-class
30yrs
Atalaya
P74
Serviola-class
47yrs
Alboran
P62
Chilreu-class
47yrs
Arnomendi
P63
Chilreu-class
47yrs
Tarifa
P64
Chilreu-class
37yrs
Toralla
P81
Toralla-class
37yrs
Formentor
P82
Toralla-class
40yrs
Tagomago
P22
Anaga-class
40yrs
Medasr
P26
Anaga-class
40yrs
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
 
12yrs
Juan Carlos I
L61
Juan Carlos I-class
24yrs
Galicia
L51
Galicia-class
22yrs
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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