ESPS Cristóbal Colón - F105


NameCristóbal Colón
NamesakeChristopher Columbus
Ordered20 May 2005
BuilderNAVANTIA, Ferrol Shipyard
Cost 823 million[2]
Laid down29 June 2007
Launched4 November 2010
Commissioned23 October 2012[1]
Identificationpennant number: F105
Statusin active service
BadgeEmblema Cristóbal Colón F-105.svg
General characteristics
Class and typeÁlvaro de Bazán-class frigate
Displacement6,391 tons full load[1]
Length146.7 metres (481 ft)
Beam18.6 metres (61 ft)
Draft7.8 metres (26 ft)
Speed28.5 knots (52.8 km/h; 32.8 mph)
Range4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi)
Sensors and
processing systems
Electronic warfare
& decoys
  • 4 × FMC SRBOC Mk36 flare launchers
  • SLQ-25A Enhanced Nixie torpedo countermeasures
  • Indra SLQ-380 EW suite
  • CESELSA Elnath Mk 9000 interceptor
Aircraft carried1 × SH-60 Seahawk or NH-90

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