Spanish Navy receives its largest warship 'Juan Carlos I' :: Brahmand.com FERROL, SPAIN (BNS): The Spanish Navy has received its largest multi-role warship â€˜Juan Carlos Iâ€™ from the country's leading ship-building company Navanita. The amphibious assault ship, named in honour of Juan Carlos I, the present King of Spain, was handed over to the navy during a ceremony held at Navanita's shipyard in Ferrol on September 30. The King Juan Carlos I, Defence Minister Carmen ChacÃ³n and other officials were present on the occasion, the Defence Ministry said in a statement. The construction of the multi-role ship began in 2005 and it was launched for sea trials in 2008. The 231 meters long and 32 meters wide warship has a water displacement of 27,079 tonnes. It can cruise at a maxmimum speed of 21 knots (39 km/h). The ship can carry a cargo of 26,000 tons and a crew of 243 persons. In its amphibious role, the warship can carry and operate up to 30 aircraft, including medium and heavy helicopters. â€˜Juan Carlos Iâ€™ will be the largest ever warship operated by the Spanish Navy in its history.