H.R.H. Prince Felipe of Asturias visited the LHD ship “Juan Carlos I”, on Thrusday November 17, 2011, where he attended a presentation of capabilities of the Strategic Projection Ship that is used as a platform for aircraft (aircraft carrier alternative), as a ship Marine amphibious ship or projection of Army forces and humanitarian support missions.
The prince was welcomed aboard by Admiral Chief of Staff of the Navy, Manuel Rebollo, the Admiral of the Fleet, Santiago Bolibar Pineiro, and the commander of the LHD “Juan Carlos I”, Christopher Gonzalez. The ship LHD “Juan Carlos I” is 230 meters long and 32 meters wide, a staff of 243 sailors and ability to transport troops, boats, landing craft and a platform with capacity for 30 aircraft.
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