Spanish navy patrol vessel open to the public in the port of Alicante
The Cazadora has been in service with the Spanish navy since 1981
The P-78 “Cazadora” patrol vessel operated by the Spanish navy docked for the weekend in Alicante on Friday morning and is open to members of the public for visits during the weekend.
Free visits are offered on Saturday from 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.30, and again on Sunday from 10.00 to 13.00, providing a chance to see at first hand the second of the navy’s ships in the “Infanta Elena” class.
The Cazadora was built at the Ferrol shipyard in Galicia and was first launched on 18th October 1978, before being delivered to the Ministry of Defence in 1981 as the F-35. Until 2004 it was part of the 21st escort wing of the navy, which was formed by the six ships belonging to the “Descubierta” corvette class, which was affectionately known within the armed forces as the “atomic ant” on account of the powerful weaponry it carried on its relatively short voyages.