List of active Argentine Navy ships

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This is a list of currently active ships of the Argentine Navy. In total there are 41 commissioned ships in the navy, including 4 destroyers, 2 amphibious support ships and 3 submarines. The total displacement of the fleet (including auxiliaries) is approximately 128,461 tonnes.[citation needed]

Argentine naval ensign.

Submarine fleet[edit]

Submarines[edit]

Note: The submarine fleet is suffering from lack of maintenance and training. The submarines accumulated a total of only 19 hours submerged in 2012 against a minimum requirement of 190 days.[1]

ClassPictureNo.BoatCommissionedDisplacementNote
Submarines (3 in service)
Santa CruzS41ARASantaCruzWWM.jpgS-41
S-42
Santa Cruz
San Juan
1985
1987
2,264 tonnes
SaltaS31ARASalta.jpgS-31Salta19721,248 tonnes

Surface fleet[edit]

Destroyers[edit]

Note: Argentina uses the classification destructores (destroyers) for the Almirante Brown class, despite them being analogous to light frigates by most international classifications.

ClassPictureNo.ShipCommissionedDisplacementNote
Destroyers (4 in service)
Almirante BrownARA SarandiD-10
D-11
D-12
D-13
Almirante Brown
La Argentina
Heroína
Sarandí
1983
1983
1983
1984
3,600 tonnesAs of 2013 it is reported that these vessels are suffering from engine problems, a lack of spares, lack of training and are unarmed due to their naval ordnance being expired.[1]

Corvettes[edit]

ClassPictureNo.ShipCommissionedDisplacementNote
Corvettes (9 in service)
EsporaARA RobinsonP-41
P-42
P-43
P-44
P-45
P-46
Espora
Rosales
Spiro
Parker
Robinson
Gómez Roca
1985
1986
1987
1990
2001
2002
1,790 tonnesParker (P-44) and Rosales (P-42) are inactive due to a lack of maintenance and a lack of spares. Spiro (P-43) is inactive after sustaining damage during a grounding accident in August 2012.[1]
DrummondARA Drummond (P-31)P-31
P-32
P-33
Drummond
Guerrico
Granville
1978
1978
1980
1,170 tonnesRarely put to sea due to lack of spares, maintenance and cost issues.[1]

Amphibious support ships[edit]

ClassPictureNo.ShipCommissionedDisplacementNote
Amphibious support ships (2 in service)
Modified Type 42ARA Hércules (B-52)B-52Hércules19764,100 tonnesA modified type 42 destroyer used as a multi-purpose transport ship.
Modified Costa SurAMARRADO GONAIVES.jpgB-4Bahía San Blas197810,894 tonnesUsed as an amphibious cargo ship.

Patrol vessels[edit]

ClassPictureNo.ShipCommissionedDisplacementNote
Fast attack craft (2 in service)
IntrépidaARA Intrépida (P-85)P-85
P-86
Intrépida
Indómita
1974
1974
268 tonnes
Patrol boats (5 in service)
MuratureARA Murature (P-20)P-21King19461,032 tonnesUsed primarily as training vessel.

Murature decommissioned September 2014 [2]

BaraderoIsraeli DaburP-61
P-62
P-63
P-64
Baradero
Barranqueras
Clorinda
Concepción del Uruguay
1978
1978
1978
1978
39 tonnes

Auxiliary vessels[edit]

ClassPictureNo.ShipCommissionedDisplacementNote
Icebreaker (1 in service)
Q5ARAAlmiranteIrizar.jpgQ-5Almirante Irízar197814,899 tonnesOut of active service since 2007 due to severe fire damage. Currently under repair at a cost of over USD$100 million.
Survey vessels (2 in service, 1 in process)
Q20ARAPuertoDeseado.jpgQ-20Puerto Deseado19782,400 tonnes
Research Ship Sonne In Auckland I (crop).jpgRV Sonne19694,900 tonnesenter service soon
ComodoroRivadavia.jpgQ-11Comodoro Rivadavia1974827 tonnes
Tanker (1 in service)
DuranceB1ARAPatagonia.jpgB-1Patagonia200017,800 tonnesex-Durance of the French Navy. Currently the primary under-way replenishment ship of the Argentine Navy.
Cargo ships (3 in service)
Costa SurCanalbeagle.jpgB-3
B-5
Canal Beagle
Cabo de Hornos
1978
1979
10,894 tonnes
Ingeniero Julio Krause19938,346 tonnesA commercial tanker, now serving with the Naval Transport Service as a cargo ship.
Tug boats (4 in service)
AbnakiARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6) Antartida.jpgA-3
A-6
Francisco de Gurruchaga
Suboficial Castillo
1975
1994
1,731 tonnes
A-2Teniente Olivieri1,640 tonnes
SotoyomoARA Alferez Sobral (A-9)A-9Alferez Sobral1972800 tonnes
Coastal buoy tenders (3 in service)
RedQ61 Ciudad de Zárate.jpgQ-61
Q-62
Q-63
Ciudad de Zárate
Ciudad de Rosario
Punta Alta
2000
2000
2000
525 tonnes
Training ship (1 in service)
ARA Libertad 1998.jpgQ-2Libertad19633,765 tonnesTall ship.
Yacht (1 in service)
ARA Fortuna III under sail.jpgFortuna III200415 tonnes

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