Monkada was laid down in Zelenodolsk in the Soviet Union in May 1986, and was launched in May 1987 as an anti submarine frigate. The anto submarine frigate was delivered to Cuba 25.December that same year. She had a very short career in the Cuban navy, and already the year after she was scuttled on purpose to create a diving attraction outside Varadero. Some sources state it was due to an agreement of re-armamant of the Cuban navy. 16.July 1988 she disappeared in the deep and laid herself at rest on a depth of 27 meter near Piedra del Norte outside Varadero.

Former names:
SKR 451, BP 383 95,5 x 12,8 x 4,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1670 grt
Zelenodolsk ( RU ) 1987 ( CU )

Picture: Nato designation Koni class, Algerian Navy
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