Today the transfer of the Naval Group of Beach of its present homeport to the Arsenal of the Carraca in San Fernando has been published.
The Naval Group of Beach is the unit that groups to the LCM (mechanized landing craft) that support the amphibious ships of the Spanish Navy. It had its homeport in the Naval Station of Puntales, in the city of Cadiz. Its new homeport will be located in the Arsenal of La Carraca, in San Fernando. This transfer will be carried out progressively until its effective date on April 1, 2017. Thanks to the liberalization of space in the Arsenal of La Carraca can move the entire Naval Group of Beach and thus be located the unit in its center Logistical support and be located near the main unit of use, Spanish Marine Corps.
The Naval Group of the Beach is the unit whose mission is to support the landing forces in the ship-shore movement and that it carries out this task from the ships of the class Galicia (Galicia L-51 and Castilla L-52) and from the LHD Juan Carlos I (L-61). Each of these ships has the capacity to operate with four LCM (mechanized landing craft) from its flood dam.
|Castor||A-21||5 November 1964||1 December 1966||10 December 2004||-|
|Pollux||A-22||5 November 1964||15 December 1966||20 January 2003||-|
|Antares||A-23||5 March 1973||21 November 1974||Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)|
|Rigel||A-24||3 May 1973||21 November 1974||25 November 2013||-|
|Malaspina||A-31||14 August 1973||21 February 1975||Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)|
|Tofiño||A-32||22 December 1973||23 April 1975||Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)|
|Hesperides||A-33||12 March 1990||15 May 1991||Cartagena|
|Las Palmas||A-52||1978||30 July 1981||Cartagena|
|La Graña||A-53||1982||20 October 1987||Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)|
|Mahon||A-51||1978||1 July 1981||Ferrol|
|Mar Caribe||A-101||1974||14 December 1988||Puntales Naval Station (Cadiz)|
|Alerta||A-111||1982||30 July 1981||Cartagena|