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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

AMPHIBIOUS SHIPS AND CRAFT

CANAL BEAGLE troop transports (1978-1979)

Bahía San Blas 2000

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Canal Beagle B3 Principe & Menghe, Maciel, Buenos Aires 10/1/1977 19/10/1977 29/4/1978 in service (2017)
Bahía San Blas B4 Principe & Menghe, Maciel, Buenos Aires 11/4/1977 29/4/1978 27/11/1978 in service (2017)
Cabo de Hornos (ex-Bahía Camarones) B5 Principe & Menghe, Maciel, Buenos Aires 29/4/1978 4/11/1978 28/6/1979 in service (2017)

 

Displacement standard, t

7640

Displacement full, t

10894

Length, m

119.9

Breadth, m

17.5

Draught, m

7.49

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 AFNE-Sulzer 6ZL40/48 diesels

Power, h. p.

6400

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

none

Military load

6300 t cargo

Sensors 2x nav. radars
Complement 40

Ship project history: Build to supply remote stations and also carry passengers and cargo in commercial service. Maximum cargo capacity is 9856m³, including 210m³ refrigerated. B3 and 4 received 1 5t, 1 12.5t and 1 25t cranes, B5 has 2 1.5t, 1 5t, 1 20t and 1 40t.

Modernizations: 1998, Bahía San Blas: was converted to amphibious transport with 1 5t, 1 12.5t and 1 20t cranes and 8 LCVP on deck and 130 troops.

Naval service: No significant events.

Canal Beagle 1999

Bahía San Blas 2000

Ivan Gogin, 2017