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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

ESCORTS

KING patrol escorts (1945-1946)

Murature 1945

King 1980

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Murature P20 AFNE, Rio Santiago 3/1940 5/7/1943 4/1945 deleted 9/2014
King P21 AFNE, Rio Santiago 6/1938 2/11/1943 7/1946 in service (2017)

 

Displacement standard, t

900

Displacement full, t

1032

Length, m

76.8

Breadth, m

8.80

Draught, m

2.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Werkspoor diesels

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

diesel oil 90

Endurance, nm(kts)

6000(12)

Armament

3 x 1 - 105/45 Vickers-Armstrong Mk P, 1 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 12.7/90, 4 DCT

Complement

130

Ship project history: They were designed and laid down as minelayers in a 4-ship class, but during construction the project was redesigned towards strengthening of anti-submarine armament at the expense of abandoning from mines. Sister-ships Piedra Buena and Azopardo were completed in 1954-1957 under the changed project as anti-submarine frigates.

Modernizations: 1960s, both: - 3 x 1 - 105/45; + 3 x 1 - 105/41 Bofors M45, Decca 1226 radar, 3 x 1 - 12.7/90

Naval service: No significant events.

King 1952

King 2003

Ivan Gogin, 2011-17