Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

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Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 22 Mar 2015, 18:35

From the official site of the Spanish Navy some exemples of Heraldry used today.

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Frigate F103 Blas de Lezo, the Armorial Bearings of the namegiver the Admiral Blas de Lezo y Olavarrieta (1689-1741) 1st Marquis of Ovieco (a posthumus title).

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Frigate F102 Almirante Juan de Borbón. Armorial Beraings of the namegiver which was the father of King Juan Carlos I.
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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 22 Mar 2015, 18:50

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Frigate F101 Alvaro de Bazan, Armorial Bearings of the namegiver Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz de Mudela (1526-1588), He served in many Sea Battles amongs others at Lepanto 1571 and was to have comanded the illfated Spanish Armada against England but fellout with King Philip and died at Lisbon 9 February 1588 several months before the Armada sailed.

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Support Ship A101 Mar Caribe.

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Transport Ship A-05 El Camino Español.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 30 Mar 2015, 18:50

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Las Palmas Naval Commendanture.

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Bilbao Naval Commandanture.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 30 Mar 2015, 18:54

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Valencia Naval Commendanture.

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Ferrol Naval Commendanture.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 16 May 2015, 11:24

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Amphibious Assault Ship L-51 Galicia. The Shield shows the Arms of the Province of Galicia.


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Amphibious Assault Ship L-52 Castilla. Showns the chanting Arms of Castille.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 02 May 2016, 17:54

To the Navy also belongs the Marine Infantry which is organized into the Tercio de Armada (TEAR) which have this rather elaborate Coat of Arms:

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The Main Force of the TEAR is organised into the Marine Infantry Brigade.

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CoA of the Marine Infantry Brigade.

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CoA of the Martin Alvarez Marine Infantry Section, this is now disbanded. It was the Security Unit assigned to the Aircraft Carrier Principe de Asturias.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 02 May 2016, 18:00

The other Part of the Marine Infantry is tasked mainly with Naval Base Security and Protection and is organised into the Protection Force:

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The Protection Force is made up of Northern, Southern and Levant Tercios, the Madrid Security Group and the Canarias Security Unit.

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CoA of the Northern Tercio.

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CoA of the Southern Tercio.

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CoA of the Levant (or Eastern) Tercio.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 02 May 2016, 18:02

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CoA of the Madrid Security Group.

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CoA of the Canarias Security Unit.

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Re: Some modern day Spanish Navy Heraldry

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 02 May 2016, 18:05

The Spanish Navy also have Special Operations Forces first they was made up of the Special Operations Unit:

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Which was later replaced by the Naval Special Warfare Force:

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