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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

PREFECTURA NAVAL

MAR DEL PLATA patrol boats (1979-1980)

Mar del Plata 1990

Names

GC64 Mar del Plata (Yard No 913)

GC65 Martin García (914)

GC66 Río Luján (915)

GC67 Río Uruguay (916)

GC68 Río Paraguay (917)

GC69 Río Paraná (918)

GC70 Río de la Plata (919)

GC71 La Plata (920)

GC72 Buenos Aires (921)

GC73 Cabo Corrientes (922)

GC74 Quequén (923)

GC75 Bahía Blanca (924)

GC76 Ingeniero White (925)

GC77 Golfo San Matías (926)

GC78 Madryn (927)

GC79 Río Deseado (928)

GC80 Ushuaia (929)

GC81 Canal Beagle (930)

GC82 Islas Malvinas (931)

GC83 Rio Iguazú (932)

Builders

Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany: GC64-83

Commissioned

1979: GC64-72

1980: GC73-83

Losses

GC82 (5/1982 British Tiger Bay)

GC83 (2/5/1982)

Transfers

None

Discarding

in service (2017): GC64-81

 

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

81

Length, m

26.0 pp 27.7 oa

Breadth, m

5.30

Draught, m

1.65

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 MTU 8V331 TC92 diesels

Power, h. p.

2100

Max speed, kts

22

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

1200(12)

Armament

1 x 1 - 20/90 GAM-B01, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Sensors Decca 1226 radar

Complement

15

Ship project history: Patrol boats. Fin stabilizers fitted.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: During the Falklands/Malvinas War Rio Iguazú was lost 2/5/1982 and Islas Malvinas was captured in May 1982 by British forces and named Tiger Bay.

Cabo Corrientes 2008

Ivan Gogin, 2017