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SPS Patiño (A14)

February 12, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The SPS Patiño (A14) arrived this morning. It passed our place off Portuguese Cove at 7:30AM. This is the replacement for the Canadian navy supply ships taken out of service due to age and reliability issues. It is a Spanish vessel and will serve until our new supply ships are built.

SPS Patiño (A14)

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SPS Patiño (A14)

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Patiño in 2004
Name: SPS Patiño
Namesake: José Patiño Rosales
Ordered: December 1991
Builder: Navantia
Launched: 22 June 1994
Completed: 16 June 1995
Commissioned: June 1995[1]
Homeport: Naval Station Rota Spain
Identification: A14
Status: Active in service
General characteristics
Type: Replenishment oiler
Tonnage: 17,045 t
Displacement: 7,780 t
Length: 170 m (560 ft)
Installed power: 2 x Navantia/Burmeister and Wein 16V40/45 diesel engines rated at 17.6MW sustained power[1]
Speed: 20 kn (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Range: 13,450 nmi (24,910 km; 15,480 mi)
Endurance: 21 days
Crew: 148, plus 19 air crew, plus 20 extras[1]
Sensors and
processing systems:

2 × Decca 2690 navigation radar

URN-25A TACAN Aldebaran ESM / ECM system
Aircraft carried: 3 Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
Aviation facilities: 490 m2 (5,300 sq ft) flight deck[1]

SPS Patiño is a replenishment oiler of the Spanish Navy. It was named after the Spanish navy minister José Patiño Rosales, who reorganized the fleet on the orders of Philip V of Spain.

The ship was ordered in December 1991 from Navantia. It was launched on 22 June 1994 and completed in June 1995.[1] Patiño was commissioned in June 1995 with the pennant number A14. The vessel's homeport is at Naval Station Rota.[1]



Patiño at the Spanish naval base at Ferrol


Patiño is a product of cooperation between Koninklijke Marine and Armada Española. The design of the ship is similar to HNLMS Amsterdam of the Royal Netherlands Navy, the vessels were developed in cooperation. Patiño was mostly a civilian design. The vessel is 170 metres (560 ft) and measures 17,045 tons but displaces 7,780 tons. The oiler has a crew of 148 plus 20 extra berths.