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COMANDANTE GENERAL ZAPIOLA patrol ship (1943/1961)

Comandante General Zapiola 1970

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Comandante General Zapiola (ex-Arapaho) 1965- A2 Charleston SB, USA 8/11/1941 22/6/1942 20/1/1943 // 10/7/1961 wrecked 10/1/1976

 

Displacement standard, t

1217

Displacement full, t

1731

Length, m

59.4 pp 62.5 oa

Breadth, m

11.7

Draught, m

5.18

No of shafts

1

Machinery

4 General Electric 12-278 diesel-generators, 1 electric motor

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

16.2

Fuel, t

diesel oil 315

Endurance, nm (kts)

15000(8)

Armament

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

Sensors

radar

Complement

71

Ship project history: Former USN Navajo class tug, used as patrol.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Comandante General Zapiola ran aground 10/1/1976 on an Antarctic reef and was declared a total loss.

Comandante General Zapiola 1973

Ivan Gogin, 2017