Spanish frigate to temporarily leave US Aircraft carrier support group
Written by on May 14, 2019
The Ministry of Defence has ordered the Spanish frigate ‘Méndez Nuñez’ to temporarily leave the the combat group headed by the aircraft carrier ‘USS Abraham Lincoln’ which is currently in the middle-east.
The withdrawal is understood to be in place whilst the American carrier is on maneuvers near to the Iranian coast. The Spanish frigate will rejoin the group when it returns to deeper waters.
The ship is set then to continue its support mission with the US navy until both vessels arrive in San Diego in California.
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