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COMANDANTE GENERAL IRIGOYEN patrol ships (1944-1945/1961-1993)

Comandante General Irigoyen 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Comandante General Irigoyen (ex-Arapaho) 1965- A1 Charleston SB, USA 6/1944 2/11/1944 3/1945 // 7/1961 museum ship 2009
Francisco de Gurruchaga (ex-Luiseno) A3 Charleston SB, USA 11/1944 17/3/1945 6/1945 // 24/7/1975 in service (2018)
Suboficial Castillo (ex-Takelma) A6 United Engineering, Alameda, USA 4/1943 18/9/1943 8/1944 // 30/9/1993 in service (2018)

Displacement standard, t

1291

Displacement full, t

1731

Length, m

59.4 wl 62.5 oa

Breadth, m

11.7

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

1

Machinery

A1, 3: 4 General Electric 12-278A diesel-generators, 1 electric motor

A6: 4 Caterpillar D399 diesel-generators, 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil 363

Endurance, nm(kts)

15000(8)

Armament

A1: 3 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

A3: 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

A6: 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

Sensors

Decca 626, Decca 1230 radars

Complement

85

Ship project history: Former USN Abnaki class fleet tugs, used by Armada Argentina as patrols. Suboficial Castillo was transferred by USN as a gift 30/9/1993 and was armed by Argentina a year later.

Modernizations: 1995, all: Decca 626, Decca 1230 radars instead of old radars

2000s, Francisco de Gurruchaga: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

200s, Suboficial Castillo: + 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10

Naval service: No significant events.

Comandante General Irigoyen 1980

Suboficial Castillo 2007

Ivan Gogin, 2015-18