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Spanish ship Galicia (L51)

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Name  Galicia
Ordered  1991
Commissioned  29 April 1998
Construction started  May 1996
Length  160 m
Builder  Navantia
Namesake  Galicia
Laid down  May 1996
Homeport  Naval Station Rota
Launched  21 July 1997
Weight  13,000 tons
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Galicia (L51) is a Galicia-class landing platform dock of the Spanish Navy and is the seventh ship to bear this name. She is the lead ship in her class.

Design and construction

The vessel was built at the Empresa Nacional Bazán shipyards in Ferrol, as part of a NATO collaboration between the Dutch and Spanish Royal Navies. Construction began in 1996 and the vessel was delivered to the Spanish Navy (Armada Española) in 1998. She is the sister ship to SPS Castilla (L52).


Spanish ship Galicia (L51) Wikipedia