ARA Teniente Olivieri (A-2)

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ARA Teniente Olivieri (A-2) Antartida.jpg
Tte Olivieri departing Jubany base on Antarctica
Career (Argentina)
Name: Teniente Olivieri
Namesake: Lieutenant Olivieri
Launched: 1981
Status: in active service, as of 2015
General characteristics
Displacement: 1640 tons (full)
Length: 56.3 m (185 ft)
Beam: 12.2 m (40 ft)
Draft: 4.3 m (14 ft)
Propulsion: 2 × Diesel-electric engines,
single screw
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Range: 2,800 mi (4,500 km) at 10 knots (19 km/h)
Complement: 39 [1]
Armament: 2 × 12.7mm machine-guns

The ARA Teniente Olivieri (A-2) is a fleet ocean tug in service at the Argentine Navy classified as aviso.

Homebased at Ushuaia is normally assigned to operate in Antarctica during the summer campaigns in the Patrulla Antártica Naval Combinada (English: Joint Antarctic Naval Patrol) with the Chilean Navy to guarantee safety to all touristic and scientific ships that are in transit within the Antarctic Peninsula.[2]


Built in 1981 as Marsea 10 by Quality Shipyard at New Orleans, USA to be used as support ship and trailer for oil rigs.

In November 1987 was acquired by the U.S. Maritime Administration.

It is the first ship to bear the name of Midshipman Olivieri killed on the ARA Alferez Sobral bridge during the Falklands War ( Spanish: Guerra de las Malvinas )


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