Friday, 14 September 2007

Spanish Warship BLAS DE LEZO - F103

Another of the many naval visitors arrived much later in the day. This is the Spanish Navy's 'F100' frigate BLAS DE LEZO, built at the Spanish Izar shipyard and launched in May 2003. She was commissioned in December 2004. with a displacement of 5,800 tonnes, this 147 metre long ship is fitted with combined diesel and gas turbine (CODAG) machinery. Her armament comprises surface to air missiles, anti-ship missile systems, and torpedoes, as well as a forward mounted 20mm gun. The class is featured on the Naval-technology website.