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Descubierta

The specifications should be regarded as illustrative rather than definative, since after several decades of service these ships have received a number of modifications and upgrades.

Specifications
CountrySPAIN
Displacement 1,640 tons Full load upgraded
1,510 tons Full load official website
1,479 tons Full load initial design
1,233 tons Standard
Length 88.9 meters Overall length
84.8 meters at waterline
Beam10.4 meters at upper deck
Draft VARIOUSLY REPORTED AS
5.2 meters
4.5 meters official website
3.2 meters
Freeboard at midships2.7 meters
Propulsion 4 MTU-956 diesel engines
(@ 4500 HP = 16000 shp?) with
2 shafts each driven by 2 engines
2 4-bladed propeller of variable pitch
3 m in diameter.
Electrical power plant with 4 340 Kw diesel generators.
Speed25-26 kts
Range4,000 nm at 18 knots
Radar
  • Radar air DA-05. (not installed on patrol Descubierta )
  • ZW-06 surface radar.
  • Radar DT WM-25. (not installed on patrol Descubierta)
  • Radar navigation MD-3721.
  • KH-1007 navigation radar.
  • EW MK-1600. (not installed on patrol Descubierta)
  • DOA DM-76.
  • DA-05 air
  • Sonar DE-1160B hull
    Communications 3 TX HF, 8 RX HF, 2 TR HF, 6 TR UHF (2 HQ), 2 TR VHF, INMARSAT B
    Command and ControlTRITAN IV: 2 MFC, 1 CRETA, LINK11, 2 ANDU
    EW
  • Elsag Mk-1000
  • Ceselsa DENEB & ELNATH
  • Inisel CANOPUS
  • SLQ-25 Nixie
  • Armament
  • 2 or 4 x Harpoon
  • 1 x MK29 Sea Sparrow launcher
  • 1 x 76mm OTO Melara DP
  • 2 x 40mm Bofors AA
  • 1 x 375mm Bofors ASW RL
  • 6 x 324mm MK32 ASW TT
  • Maneuver and Rescue Capacity RAS/FAS/VERTREP.
    2 RHIB 6 MTS 130 CV.
    1 RHIB 7.5 200 MTS CV.
    8 self-inflating rafts of 20 seats each
    Crew115-116
    89 people (64 people on patrol Descubierta) official website

     






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