Background photo: N.R.P.Álvares Cabral - Marinha Portuguesa

navy ships europa

Here is an alphabetical overview of my spotted naval vessels from Europa, include the original name of their navy branch and naval flag.

Almost all European countries are members of NATO, with the exception of Ireland, Finland, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden.

Some naval vessels have been decommissioned, but at the time of the photograph they were still in active service. 

                                                                          If a country is a member of NATO, click on

to see their current and future fleet.


 For this continent, this means photos from the following NATO member states: Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia

FranceGermany, Greece, ItalyLatvia, Lithuania, NorwayPolandPortugalRomaniaSpain and United Kingdom


BNS Castor - P901

patrol vessel 

in service 2014 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL) 

February 19, 2016

Marinecomponent België



BNS Godetia - A960

command and logistic support ship

in service 1966 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

August 21, 2015

Marinecomponent België



BNS Leopold I - F930

multipurpose frigate

purchased in 2007 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL)

February 19, 2016

Marinecomponent België



BNS Lobelia - M921

minehunter

in service 1989 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

February 29, 2016

Marinecomponent België



BNS Narcis - M923

minehunter

in service 1990 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Maassluis (NLD)

February 23, 2018

Marinecomponent België



BNS Pollux - P902

patrol vessel

in service 2015 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL)

July 10, 2016

Marinecomponent België



BNS Zenobe Gramme - A958

sailing training vessel

in service 1961 - flag; Belgium

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL)

July 10, 2016

Marinecomponent België



EML Admiral Cowan - M313

minehunter

purchased in 2006 - flag; Estonia

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

August 21, 2015

Eesti Merevägi



EML Tasuja - A432

command and support vessel

purchased in 2006 - flag; Estonia

photo taken in Antwerp (BEL)

November 19, 2011

Eesti Merevägi

Decommissioned in 2016



ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón - F102

air-defence frigate

in service 2003 - flag; Spain 

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

September 24, 2016

Armada Española



ESPS Álvaro de Bazán - F101

air-defence frigate

in service 2002 - flag; Spain

photo taken in IJmuiden (NLD)

May 24, 2018

Armada Española



ESPS Cantabria - A15

replenischment oiler

in service 2010 - flag; Spain

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

Februray 05, 2016

Armada Española



ESPS Juan Sebastián De Elcano - A71

sailing training ship 

in service 1927 - flag; Spain

photo taken in Den Helder (NLD)

June 22, 2017

Armada Española



ESPS Méndez Núñez - F104

air-defence frigate

in service 2006 - flag; Spain

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

September 27, 2016

Armada Española



FGS Bad Bevensen - M1063

minehunter

in service 1993 - flag; Germany

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

March 12, 2018

Deutsche Marine



FGS Bad Rappenau - M1067

minehunter

in service 1994 - flag; Germany

photo taken in Rotterdam (NLD)

August 21, 2015

Deutsche Marine



FGS Dillingen - M1065

minehunter

in service 1995 - flag; Germany

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

February 29 ,2016

Deutsche Marine



FGS Donau - A516

replenischment ship

in service 1994 - flag; Germany

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

February 29, 2016

Deutsche Marine



FGS Erfurt - F262

corvette

in service 2013 - flag; Germany

photo taken in IJmuiden (NLD)

May 24, 2018

Deutsche Marine



FGS Hamburg - F220

frigate

in service 2004 - flag; Germany

photo taken in Amsterdam (NLD)

June  02, 2018

Deutsche Marine