March 7, 2019 (Google Translation) – The frigate of the Spanish Navy “Méndez Núñez” (F-104) has returned today to its home port in Ferrol, after finishing his training along with other units of the US Navy. In this period he has stopped at the ports of Norfolk (Virginia) and Charleston (South Carolina), and has participated in the training exercise and certification “Composite Training Unit Exercise” or C2X, together with the rest of the Group’s units. Combat of the aircraft carrier “Abraham Lincoln”.
After a brief stay in Charleston for rest of the crew, the frigate “Méndez Núñez” began its transit back to Spain. Since leaving Ferrol at the beginning of the year, the frigate “Méndez Núñez” has traveled more than 15,000 nautical miles, with a staff of 215 people, 25 of them women.
During his stay in Ferrol, the frigate “Méndez Núñez” plans to complete his logistical enlistment prior to cooperative deployment with the US Navy that will take him to circumnavigate the globe. It is the case that this next deployment coincides with the fifth centenary of the first round the world starring Magallanes and Elcano, whose expedition departed in 1519 from Seville.