Navantia launches Saudi Arabia’s second Al-Jubail-class corvette


Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has launched the second of a planned five Al-Jubail-class corvettes slated for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces.

Concurrent with its launching on Saturday, November 14, the corvette was christened Al-Diriyah after a city that had formerly served as the home of the Saudi royal family.

Upon completion, the ship will have a length of 104 metres, a beam of 14 metres, space for 102 crew and other personnel, a speed of 27 knots, and an endurance of 21 days.

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