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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 09:56

Homeport reassignment Naval Beach Group

Today the transfer of the Naval Group of Beach of its present homeport to the Arsenal of the Carraca in San Fernando has been published.

The Naval Group of Beach is the unit that groups to the LCM (mechanized landing craft) that support the amphibious ships of the Spanish Navy. It had its homeport in the Naval Station of Puntales, in the city of Cadiz. Its new homeport will be located in the Arsenal of La Carraca, in San Fernando. This transfer will be carried out progressively until its effective date on April 1, 2017. Thanks to the liberalization of space in the Arsenal of La Carraca can move the entire Naval Group of Beach and thus be located the unit in its center Logistical support and be located near the main unit of use, Spanish Marine Corps.

The Naval Group of the Beach is the unit whose mission is to support the landing forces in the ship-shore movement and that it carries out this task from the ships of the class Galicia (Galicia L-51 and Castilla L-52) and from the LHD Juan Carlos I (L-61). Each of these ships has the capacity to operate with four LCM (mechanized landing craft) from its flood dam.

Published in Short
Tuesday, 11 October 2016 23:19

ASSAULT AMPHIBIOUS VEHICLE AAV-7

Additional Info

  • Model
    • AAVP7 A1
  • Engine
    • Cummins diesel VT 400
  • Transmission
    • NAVSEA HS-400-3A1.
  • Suspension
    • Independent torsion bars and hydraulic dampers.
  • Brake
    • Hydraulic disc.
  • Direction
    • Hydrostatic
  • Maximum Speed
    • 72.4 km/h
  • Water speed
    • 13.2 km/h
  • Vertical obstacle
    • 0.91 meters
  • Gradient slope
    • 60%
  • Side slope
    • 40%
  • Range
    • 480 km.
  • Fuel capacity
    • 650 l.
  • Crew
    • 3
  • Payload
    • 18 soldiers equipped (11 in AAV-7C)
    • 4,500 kg load.
  • Weapons and ammunition
    • Gun: 40 mm.
    • Machine gun: 12,7mm
    • 8 smoke grenade launchers
    • Grenades: 864 (no in AAV-7C/R)
    • Shots of 12,7mm: 1200 (no in AAV-7C/R)
  • Fording capacity
    • Sail
  • Lenght
    • 8,160 cm.
  • Width
    • 3,290 cm.
  • Height
    • 3,320 cm. (3,320 cm. in AAV7C)
  • Weight
    • 23,000 Kg. (24,000 Kg in AAV7C)
Published in Marine Corps
Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:53

"CASTOR" CLASS

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Decommissioned Homeport
    Castor A-21 5 November 1964 1 December 1966 10 December 2004 -
    Pollux A-22 5 November 1964 15 December 1966 20 January 2003 -
    Antares A-23 5 March 1973 21 November 1974   Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)
    Rigel A-24 3 May 1973 21 November 1974 25 November 2013 -
  • Length
    • 38.4 meters
  • Beam
    • 7.6 meters
  • Draft
    • 3.1 meters
  • Displacement
    • 363 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 1 motors diesel with a power of 800 HP
    • 1 pitch propellers and controllable,
  • Speed
    • 11.5 knots.
  • Complement
    • 40
  • Sensors
    • Navigation radar: Kelvin Hughes
    • Depth sounder ATLAS DESO-20
    • Depth sounder ATLAS DESO-50
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 10:32

"MALASPINA" CLASS

Additional Info

  • 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
Published in Ships

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Hesperides A-33 12 March 1990 15 May 1991 Cartagena
  • Length
    • 82.5 meters
  • Beam
    • 14.3 meters
  • Draft
    • 5.2 meters
  • Displacement
    • 2,800 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 2 propulsion electric engines (1,400 Kw each).
    • 1 fixed pitch propeller (5 blades and 3 m. diameter).
    • 1 fore propeller for side thrust.
    • 2 diesel generators.
  • Speed
    • 15 knots.
  • Complement
    • 55 + 37 scientists
  • Sensors
    • ARPA ECDIS surface and navigation radar (S band) 10 CM: 3050
    • ARPA ECDIS surface and navigation radar (X band) 3 CM: 9410
  • Systems
    • 2 DGPS positioning systems
    • GMDSS Communications
    • SECOMSAT satellite communications system
  • Other
    • 1 rescue craft.
    • 2 ZODIAC MK-5HD
    • 2 polar craft
    • 4 winches
    • 2 folding cranes
    • 2 cargo cranes
    • 1 telescopic crane
    • 500 m2 of scientific labs
    • 1.000 m2 of cargo areas, storerooms, flight deck, holds, etc.
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 09:30

AUXILIARY SHIP "LAS PALMAS"

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Las Palmas A-52 1978 30 July 1981 Cartagena
  • Length
    • 41.2 meters
  • Beam
    • 11.6 meters
  • Draft
    • 5.8 meters
  • Displacement
    • 1,450 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 2 diesel with a power of 7,000 HP
  • Speed
    • 13 knots.
  • Range
    • 7,000 nautical miles at 10 knots.
  • Complement
    • 32
  • Weapons
    • 2 machine guns MG-42 of 7.62 mm
  • Transport
    • Load up to 3 containers
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 09:15

OCEAN-GOING TUGBOAT "LA GRAÑA"

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    La Graña A-53 1982 20 October 1987 Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)
  • Length
    • 32.45 meters
  • Beam
    • 9.1 meters
  • Draft
    • 6 meters
  • Displacement
    • 663 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 2 diesel Sulzer ASV 25/30with a power of 3,220 HP
    • 1 variable pitch propeller 4 blades and 4 meters diameter
  • Electric power
    • 2 generators diesel H66T-SG Guascor 1,520 Kw.
    • 1 emergency diesel generator Pegaso 9140-Guascor 50 Kw.
  • Speed
    • 13.5 knots.
  • Complement
    • 22
  • Sensors
    • Navigation radar: Raytheon NSC 18 (banda X)
    • Navigation radar: Raccal-Decca Bridgemaster C181/6 (banda I)
  • Weapons
    • 2 machine guns MG-42 of 7.62 mm
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 08:50

OCEAN-GOING TUGBOAT "MAHON"

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Mahon A-51 1978 1 July 1981 Ferrol
  • Length
    • 41.2 meters
  • Beam
    • 11.6 meters
  • Draft
    • 5.5 meters
  • Displacement
    • 1,450 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 2 diesel Sulzer with a power of 7,040 HP
    • 2 fixed-pitch propellers
  • Electric power
    • 2 electric generators with a power 190kW each one.
  • Speed
    • 13 knots.
  • Complement
    • 30
  • Sensors
    • Navigation radar: 1 Consilium Selesmar TA340
    • Navigation radar: 1 Simbad RA54
  • Weapons
    • 2 machine guns BROWNING of 12.7 mm
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 01:03

AUXILIARY SHIP "MAR CARIBE"

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Mar Caribe A-101 1974 14 December 1988 Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)
  • Length
    • 58.5 meters
  • Beam
    • 11.82 meters
  • Draft
    • 4.4 meters
  • Displacement
    • 1,860 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 2 diesel BURMEISTWER & WAIN with a power of 2,340 HP
    • 2 fixed-pitch propellers
    • 1 fore propeller
  • Electric power
    • 3 STORK RO 158 auxiliary electric generators
  • Speed
    • 12.5 knots.
  • Complement
    • 25
  • Sensors
    • Navigation radar: 1 Selesmar
    • Navigation radar: 1 Raytheon
  • Aircraft carried
    • Poop-deck for VERTREP/MEDEVAC
  • Other
    • 1 RHIB
    • 1 Zodiac Mod. Mk-5
    • 4 smaller Zodiacs
    • Capacity for 2 containers of 33 cubic meters each
    • Capacity for 1 container of 66 cubic meters
    • 1 cargo crane
Published in Ships
Sunday, 09 October 2016 00:31

AUXILIARY SHIP "ALERTA"

Additional Info

  • Ships in class
    Name Number Launched Commissioned Homeport
    Alerta A-111 1982 30 July 1981 Cartagena
  • Length
    • 76.52 meters
  • Beam
    • 12 meters
  • Draft
    • 5.1 meters
  • Displacement
    • 2,292 Tons
  • Propulsion
    • 1 diesel Caterpillar 3606 with a power of 2,760 HP.
    • 1 emergency electric motor 400 HP
    • 1 variable pitch propeller 4 blades
  • Electric power
    • 4 diesel generators 160 KW
    • 1 emergency diesel generator 76.5 KW
  • Speed
    • 11 knots.
  • Complement
    • 60
  • Sensors
    • Navigation radar: 1 Kelvin Hughes 1106
    • Navigation radar: 1 Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine VisionMaster FT
Published in Ships
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