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Spanish Ship Galicia (L51)
''Galicia'' (L51) is a (LPD) of the Spanish Navy and is the seventh ship to bear this name. She is the lead ship in her class. The vessel was constructed in Ferrol, Spain, Ferrol, Spain and Ceremonial ship launching, launched in 1997 and Ship commissioning, commissioned in 1998. ''Galicia'' is tasked with transporting Spanish marines, humanitarian aid missions and general logistic support. The LPD has taken part in Operation Atalanta, actions against piracy in the Indian Ocean and off the Somalian coast, provided humanitarian aid following hurricanes and tsunamis and provided support during the COVID-19 pandemic in Spain. Design and description The project began in the Netherlands in 1990 as that country sought a solution to their LPD requirements. Spain joined the project in July 1991 and the definition stage was completed by December 1993. The ''Galicia'' class spawned from the joint Enforcer (ship design), Enforcer design with Spain's lead ship being authorised on 29 July 1994 ...
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Santander, Cantabria
Santander is the capital of the Autonomous communities of Spain, autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain. It is a port city located east of Gijón and west of Bilbao with a population of 172,000 (2017). It is believed to have been a port since ancient times, due to its favorable location, and is documented as far back as the 11th century. Much of the medieval city was lost in the Santander, Spain#Great Fire of 1941, Great Fire of 1941. Today, its remaining old town, beach and other attractions are popular with tourists and other visitors and its economy is mainly service based. The port is still very active and a regular ferry service operates to the United Kingdom. Fish and seafood dominate the local cuisine. Santander notably houses the headquarters of multinational bank Banco Santander, which was founded there. History Origins, Roman period and Middle Ages The origin of the earliest human settlements in the current Santa ...
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