Spanish Navy’s Frigate Back from Op Active Endeavor

The FFG frigate Santa María (F-81) has just returned to her homeport in Rota Naval Base after a 45-day deployment integrated into the Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG-2).

For this international counter-terrorist operation (Active Endeavor), the Santa María embarked a helicopter from the 10th Aircraft Squadron and a Marine Corps Security Team.

During this period, the SNMG-2 was under the command of the German Rear admiral Jörg Klein and was made up of the following units: the German frigate Hamburg, the US Navy destroyer Donald Cook, the Canadian frigate Winnipeg, the Turkish Yildirim and two Spanish Navy warships: the Santa María and the AOR Cantabria.

The F-81 was delivered to the Spanish Navy on October 12th 1986. Her crew consists of 190 people and is currently under the command of Cdr. José Manuel Sánchez García.

Image: Spanish Navy

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