"MALASPINA" CLASS

Hydrographic ships "Malaspina" Hydrographic ships "Malaspina" @Spanish Navy
  • Ships in class:
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Malaspina A-31 14 August 1973 21 February 1975 Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)
    Tofiño A-32 22 December 1973 23 April 1975 Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)
  • Length:
    • 52.7 meters
  • Beam:
    • 11.7 meters
  • Draft:
    • 4.9 meters
  • Displacement:
    • 1,090 Tons
  • Propulsion:
    • 2 motors MWM Diesel TBRHS-AU-345 with a power of 1.350 HP
    • 2 pitch propellers and controllable, four-bladed and 1,825 mm in diameter.
    • An electric thruster of 150 HP
  • Electric power:
    • Diesel generators 3-phase 378 kW each to 440V and 60 Hz.
    • 1 emergency generator power of 200 kW.
  • Speed:
    • 15 knots.
  • Complement:
    • 62 scientists
  • Sensors:
    • Navigation radar: Sperry Marine Vision Master in band X
    • Navigation radar: Sperry Marine Vision Master in band S
    • Thermosalinograph SBE 21
    • Synthetic Aperture Sonar Shadows
    • Acoustic positioning GAPS
    • Multibeam depth sounder Simrad EM 300-302 (33 Khz)
    • Depth sounder Simrad EA 600 single beam (12/210 Khz)
    • Nortek doppler current meter
  • Aircraft carried:
    • Ability to perform vertical maneuvers supply very light weights as medical evacuations, with a point of VERTREP in aft deck.
  • Other:
    • Possibility of boarding up to four vehicles for work on land
    • 2 cranes load (1.7 and 2.6 tonnes)
    • Oceanographic winch
    • Windlass for synthetic aperture ring Shadows
    • Omnistar differential GPS receiver
    • 2 ocean hydraulic folding frames

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