Descubierta Class

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DESCUBIERTA class frigates.  Photos and details of the Spanish Frigates of the Descubierta Class, launched 1975 - 1979, including Cazadora, Descubierta, Diana, Infanta Cristina, Infanta Elena and Vencedora.   

Displacement: 1233t standard; 1482t full load         Armament: 1-3in/62 OTO Melara, 2-40mm/70 Bofors, 8 Harpoon SSM, 1 Sea Sparrow SAM, 1-375mm Bofors ASW mortar, 6-12.75 ASW TT         complement: 118

Cazadora 17th October 1978 In service.
Descubierta 8th July 1975 In service 1995
Diana 26th January 1976 In service 1995
Infanta Cristina 25th April 1977 In service 1995
Infanta Elena 14th September 1976 In service 1995
Vencedora 24th April 1979 In service 1995
Cazadora

P78 Cazadora at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD482

P78 Cazadora at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD483

P78 Cazadora at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD484

P78 Cazadora at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD485

F35 Cazadora.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nick Newns.

P78 Cazadora at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  DPD481

Descubierta

F31 Descubierta at Malta 6th October 1993.

Descubierta Class Frigate launched 8th July 1975.  Thought to have been converted to P75 Descubierta, Canary Islands patrol ship in 2000.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD245

Diana

M11 Diana at Malta, April 2003.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD299

M11 Diana at Malta, April 2003.

Mine Countermeasure Command Ship.  Ex- Descubierta Class Frigate F32 Diana, launched 26th January 1976.  

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD298

Infanta Cristina

F34 Infanta Cristina.

Image contributed by and copyright of Nick Newns.

Infanta Elena

F33 Infanta Elena at Malta.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD455

F33 Infanta Elena at Malta, 11th June 1993.

Descubierta Class Frigate launched 14th September 1976.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD246

Vencedora

F36 Vencedora at Malta, Novemver 2001.

Descubierta Class Frigate, launched 24th April 1979.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD676

F36 Vencedora at Malta, November 2001.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD1434

Descubierta Class Frigates F31 Descubierta (near) and F33 Infanta Elena (far) in Malta Harbour at night, 8th October 1993.

Photographed by Patrick D'Agostino. Copyright Cranston Fine Arts.  A reproduction of this original photo  size 10" x 7" approx available.  Order photograph here  . Order Code  PD247