The Príncipe de Asturias (R-11), originally named Almirante Carrero Blanco, is an aircraft carrier, the flagship of the Spanish Navy. She was built in Bazan's Shipyards and delivered to the Spanish Navy on May 30th, 1988.
The ship is permanently assigned to the Alpha Group, comprising the carrier and six Santa María-class frigates. Other vessels such as logistic ships, tankers and corvettes are frequently assigned to the Group when required. Principe de Asturias and the Alpha Group have participated in peace support operations in the Adriatic Sea.