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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

COASTAL FORCES

LT1 motor torpedo boats (1948)

LT5 1963

Names

P80 LT1; P81 LT2; P82 LT3, 1972- P82 Towora; P83 LT4; P84 LT5, 1972- P84 Alakush; P85 LT6; P86 LT7; P87 LT8; P88 LT9; P89 LT10

Builders

Higgins, New Orleans, USA: LT1 - 10

Commissioned

1948: LT1 - 10

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1955: LT6

1959: LT10

1963: LT1

1965: LT2, 4, 9

1966: LT7, 8

1984: Towora, Alakush

 

Displacement normal, t

36

Displacement full, t

50

Length, m

23.8

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

1.50

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Packard petrol engines

Power, h. p.

4500

Max speed, kts

42

Fuel, t

petrol

Endurance, nm(kts)

1000(20)

Armament

2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 4 - 533 TC

Sensors SO radar

Complement

10

Ship project history: Higgins MTBs built specially for Argentina.

Modernizations: 1972, Towora, Alakush: - 4 - 533 TC; + 4 x 1 - 12.7/90, 2 x 8 - 127 rocket launchers

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015