Patrol vessel Audaz (P 45)

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Classification

Type:
type: Patrol boat

Basic information

Country of build:
Builder:
builder: Navantia
Operator:
Ordered:
Laid down:
Launched:
Commissioned:
Status:
MMSI:
224062000

Ship measurements

Displacement:
2860 t
Length:
93.9 m
Beam (overall):
14.2 m
Draught:
4.2 m

Machine

Propulsion:
  • CODOE
  • 2 * 5,200 kW Diesel engines
  • 2 * 750 kW Electric motors
  • 2 * shaft lines
  • 2 * CP propellers
Speed:
21 knots
Range:
3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km; 4,000 mi)

Crew

Complement:
46
Mission crew:
30

Combat assets

Electronics:
  • 1 * 2D LPI Air/Surface surveillance radar
  • 1 * IFF (Interrogation & transponder)
  • 1 * Navigation radar
  • 1 * EO Surveillance and Tracking system
  • 1 * Radar-EO fire control system director
  • 1 * ESM system Radar band
  • 1 * ESM system Communications band
Armament:
  • 1 * 76/62 mm Gun
  • 2 * 25 mm weapon stations
  • 4 * Decoy launchers (IR & Radar)
  • 2 * 12.7 mm machine guns (manual operation)
Aircraft:
  • 1 * NH-90

Audaz (P-45) is an offshore patrol vessel and the fifth of the Meteoro class created for the Spanish Navy. It is the fourth Navy ship to carry this name. The patrol vessel was built in the Navantia's shipyard in San Fernando.

On May 7, 2014, SEPI announced that it had approved the construction of two new units, one to be built at the Cadiz shipyard in San Fernando / Puerto Real and the other at Ferrol. The first sheet metal cut for these vessels, was carried out simultaneously in the shipyards of the bay of Cadiz and those of the Ferrol estuary on December 5, 2014. Order No. DEF/1564/2015 was published in the Official State Gazette on June 26, 2015, which names of these two ships as Audaz (P-45) and Furor (P-46).

The ship was laid down on April 29, 2016 and launched on March 30, 2017 at the San Fernando shipyard. The operational tests were done between the 15 and 21 of May 2018. The ship was commissioned on July 27, 2018.

The Audaz was assigned to the Naval Base of Cartagena where it arrived on September 2018.

It first mission was assigned on 20 August 2019. It consisted of heading to the island of Lampedusa, Italy to escort the Open Arms vessel to the port of Mahon, Spain after italian interior minister, Matteo Salvini, denied the ship's entry to the country.

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