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Old 16-11-2017, 16:15
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Default Spanish Navy vessels in the Canary Islands

Seen in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, are these two Meteoro class offshore patrol vessels of the Armada Española, Meteoro (P41) and Relámpago (P43). Taken from Cunard's Queen Elizabeth on 31 October 2017 soon after entering port.
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Default Re: Spanish Navy vessels in the Canary Islands

hi,

well taken.

In comparison to other navies, the "P" , i.e. the classification as "Patrol Boat" seems to be IMO an understatement, a "F" for corvette might be appropriate.

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Thank you Urs.

I have just edited these two pictures, showing P41 Meteoro and P43 Relámpago in a more close-up view.

The following link provides quite a comprehensive write-up on their capabilities, compiled by D-Mitch:-
http://navalanalyses.blogspot.co.uk/...l-boat-of.html

Pictures taken on 31 Oct 2017 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
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hi,

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In comparison to other navies, the "P" , i.e. the classification as "Patrol Boat" seems to be IMO an understatement, a "F" for corvette might be appropriate.

greetings, Urs
The pennant number prefix refers to function, not size; and their function is EEZ patrol and sovereignty assertion which gets them a “P”.
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