List of current ships of the Argentine Navy

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Below is a List of currently active Argentina military watercraft. The Argentine Navy is the third largest navy in Latin America, after the Brazilian Navy and Chilean Navy.

Contents

Major surface combatants

ClassPhotoNo.ShipYear
Commissioned
Note
Destroyers[Note 1] (4 in service)
Almirante BrownARA SarandiD-10Almirante Brown19833600 t. MEKO 360H2 series ships built by Blohm + Voss in Germany. Currently serving as the primary combat ships of the surface fleet.
D-11La Argentina1983
D-12Heroína1983
D-13Sarandí1984

Submarines

ClassPhotoNo.ShipYear
Commissioned
Note
Patrol submarines (3 in service)
Santa CruzS41ARASantaCruzWWM.jpgS-41Santa Cruz19822264 t. TR-1700 submarines built by Thyssen Nordseewerke in Emden. A further four submarines were planned for construction in Argentina, but these were cancelled while two were already under construction. Plans to complete construction of two have so far not come to fruition.
S-42San Juan1983
SaltaS31ARASalta.jpgS-31Salta19721248 t. Type 209/1100 patrol submarine built by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Kiel

Patrol vessels

ClassPhotoNo.ShipYear
Commissioned
Note
Corvettes (9 in service)
EsporaARA RobinsonP-41Espora19851790 t. MEKO 140A16 series ships built by the Río Santiago Shipyard. They are the most powerful ships to be built in Argentina.
P-42Rosales1986
P-43Spiro1987
P-44Parker1990
P-45Robinson2001
P-46Gómez Roca2004
DrummondARA Drummond (P-31)P-31Drummond19781170 t. derivative of the French D'Estienne d'Orves class aviso, built in Lorient, France
P-32Guerrico1978
P-33Granville1982
Fast attack craft (2 in service)
IntrépidaARA Intrépida (P-85)P-85Intrépida1974268 t. TNC-45 type boats built by Lürssen
P-86Indómita1974
Patrol boats (6 in service)
MuratureARA Murature (P-20)P-20Murature19451032 t. minelayers built by the Río Santiago Shipyard and later modified as patrol and training vessels.
P-21King1946
BaraderoIsraeli DaburP-61Baradero197839 t. Dabur class fast patrol boats built by Israel Aircraft Industries.
P-62Barranqueras1978
P-63Clorinda1978
P-64Concepción del Uruguay1978

Transports

ClassPhotoNo.ShipYear
Commissioned
Note
Amphibious transport ship (2 in service)
Modified Type 42ARA Hércules (B-52)B-52Hércules1976 / 20044100 t. Type 42 destroyer built by Vickers. Converted from 2000 to 2004 by ASMAR in Talcahuano, Chile to a multi-purpose transport for amphibious transport duties.
Modified Costa SurAMARRADO GONAIVES.jpgB-4Bahía San Blas197810,894 t. transport built by Astillero Príncipe in Buenos Aires
Tankers (2 in service)
DuranceB1ARAPatagonia.jpgB-1Patagonia200017,800 t. ex-Durance built by the Brest Arsenal in 1975. Currently the primary underway replenishment ship of the Argentine Navy.
Ingeniero Julio Krause19938346 t. commercial tanker built by Astarsa in 1981, now serving with the Naval Transport Service
Cargo transports (2 in service)
Costa SurCanalbeagle.jpgB-3Canal Beagle197810,894 t. transport built by Astillero Príncipe
B-5Cabo de Hornos1979

Auxiliaries

ClassPhotoNo.ShipYear
Commissioned
Note
Tugs (4 in service)
AbnakiARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6) Antartida.jpgA-3Francisco de Gurruchaga19751731 t. ex-USS Luiseno built in Charleston, North Carolina in 1945
A-6Suboficial Castillo19941731 t. ex-USS Takelma built in Alameda, California in 1944
A-2Teniente Olivieri1640 t. ex-Marsea 10 commercial tug built in Louisiana in 1981 and transferred to MARAD in 1987
SotoyomoARA Alferez Sobral (A-9)A-9Alferez Sobral1972800 t. ex-USS Salish rescue tug built by Levingston Shipbuilding in Orange, Texas in 1944.
Icebreaker (1 in service)
Q5ARAAlmiranteIrizar.jpgQ-5Almirante Irízar197814,899 t. icebreaker built by Wärtsilä in Finland
Survey ships (2 in service)
Q20ARAPuertoDeseado.jpgQ-20Puerto Deseado19782400 t. oceanographic survey ship built by Astarsa
ComodoroRivadavia.jpgQ-11Comodoro Rivadavia1974827 t. hydrographic survey ship built by Mestrina in Buenos Aires
Coastal buoy tenders (3 in service)
RedQ61 Ciudad de Zárate.jpgQ-61Ciudad de Zárate2000525 t. ex-USCGC Red Cedar built by the United States Coast Guard Yard in 1964
Q-62Ciudad de Rosario2000525 t. ex-USCGC Red Wood built by the United States Coast Guard Yard in 1964
Q-63Punta Alta2000525 t. ex-USCG built by the United States Coast Guard Yard in 1964
Training ship (1 in service)
ARA Libertad 1998.jpgQ-2Libertad19633765 t. tall ship built by the Río Santiago Shipyard

See also

References

Footnotes
  1. ^ Argentina uses the classification destructores (destroyers) for the Almirante Brown class, despite them being analogous to frigates in most international classifications[1].
Citations
  1. ^ Armada Argentina: Destructores Clase A.R.A. Almirante Brown (Meko 360)
Bibliography