Combat supply ship
"CSS Cantabria"

New ship concept

Navantia has designed a new type of Combat Supply Ship (CSS), integrating military and civilian concepts. It has a greater capacity to supply liquids and solids (5 stations), has a flight deck and hangar and can also act as a hospital ship and to combat marine pollution.

Its modern combat system SCOMBA, of national production, facilitates its integration into a Naval Force and its Integrated Platform Control System, 100% Spanish development and high degree of automation, allows to reduce the needs of personnel to operate the ship.

Commitment to the environment

This vessel is a clean and ecological product (Green Ship) and meets all the MARPOL-SOLAS criteria of international agreements, being certified by the LLOYD’S REGISTER GROUP Classification Society for the first time in Naval Military construction.

It should be noted its double hull in the area of ​​cargo tanks, a wastewater treatment plant, water-oil separators and equipment necessary for the treatment of garbage (crusher, compactor and incinerator).

Reinforcing the national Navy

The Council of Ministers authorized in May 2005 the contract for the construction of CSS Cantabria. Two years later it was put on the stand and on July 21, 2008 it was launched in Puerto Real. The delivery of the Cantabria to the Navy took place on July 29, 2010 at the Naval Base of Rota.

Due to its size, it is the second largest ship in the Spanish Navy and the first of its kind to have a double hull in the fuel storage area, complying with all environmental regulations and regulations for merchant ships.


History and delivery of the CSS Cantabria

CSS Cantabria "A-15" Spanish Armada

Navantia has designed and built a Combat Supply Ship (CSS) for the Spanish Navy, designed on the basis of the previous vessel of these characteristics, the "Patiño", but with a double hull, in accordance with international regulations.

CSS 'Cantabria' (A-15) in action

Operations of the supply ship for combat (CSS) 'Cantabria' during its integration in Operation "Active Endeavor" of NATO.

CSS Cantabria: The one year history of deployment in Australia

The combat supply vessel 'Cantabria' arrived in Ferrol on December 21, 2013, after spending a year deployed in Australia, where it has been integrated with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN, in its acronym in English). In total, the ship has remained 353 days out of its base, navigated over 43,200 nautical miles (77,700 km) in 215 days of sea and supplied more than 12,000 tons of fuel, far exceeding the targets set for deployment.

NAVANTIA Ferrol: CSS Cantabria launching maneuver 'Cantabria'

Fleeting of the A-15 after a scheduled technical stop.

CSS Cantabria, tests in the sea

CSS Cantabria, supply

CSS Cantabria

Provisioning frigate, tests at sea

Our supply ships navigate the world

Provisioning the necessary resources