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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

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YAMANA patrol ships (1947, 1943-1945/1948-1975)

Alférez Sobral 1980

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Diaguita (ex-ATA124) 1965- A5   Levingston SB, Orange, USA 11/1942 29/1/1943 7/1943 // 1947 sold 1979
Yamana (ex-Maricopa) 1965- A6   Gulfport Boiler & Welding Wks, Port Arthur, USA 5/1942 23/10/1942 1/1943 // 2/1948 stricken 1984
Chiriguano (ex-ATA227) 1965- A7 374 Levingston SB, Orange, USA 4/1945 1945 1947 auxiliary 1949
Sanavirón (ex-ATA228) 1965- A8 375 Levingston SB, Orange, USA 1946 1946 8/1947 auxiliary 1949
Alférez Sobral (ex-Salish) A9 354 Levingston SB, Orange, USA 8/1944 29/9/1944 12/1944 // 2/1972 in service (2017)
Comodoro Somellera (ex-Catawba) A10 255 Gulfport Boiler & Welding Wks, Port Arthur, USA 1/1945 15/2/1945 4/1945 // 10/1975 collision 8/1998, stricken 2000

Displacement standard, t

534

Displacement full, t

835

Length, m

41.0 pp 43.6 oa

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

4.01

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 General Electric 12-278A diesel-generators, 2 electric motors

Power, h. p.

1500

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

diesel oil 171

Endurance, nm(kts)

16500(8)

Armament

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

Sensors

5-8: radar

9, 10: Decca 1226 radar

Complement

49

Ship project history: Former USN Sotoyomo class tugs, later used by Armada Argentina as patrols. Sanaviron was also used as survey vessel.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Comodoro Somellera was rammed and sunk by patrol ship Suboficial Castillo at Ushuaia in August 1998, later salved but not repaired.

Yamana 1980

Alférez Sobral 2001

Ivan Gogin, 2015-17