Abtao-class submarine

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Class overview
Name: Lobo class (1954–1957)
Abtao class (1957–1999)
Builders: Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Operators:  Peruvian Navy
Built: 1953–1957
In commission: 1954–1999
Completed: 4
Retired: 4
General characteristics [1]
Displacement: 825 long tons (838 t) surfaced
1,400 long tons (1,422 t) submerged
Length: 243 ft (74 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Armament: 6 × 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (4 forward, 2 aft)
1 × 5 in (130 mm)/25 caliber gun

The Abtao class were four submarines of the Peruvian Navy. Initially known as the Lobo class, they were modified U.S. Mackerel class, 825 tons standard, 1,400 tons submerged.[2][3]

Ships[edit]

  • Dos de Mayo (1954) Pennant number 6, from 1959 SS-1, from 1960 SS-41. Completed in June 1954, initially known as Lobo, but renamed Dos de Mayo in April 1957.[2][3] Discarded 1999.[citation needed]
  • Abtao (1953) Pennant number 5, from 1959 SS-2, from 1960 SS-42. Completed in February 1954, initially known as Tiburón, but renamed Abtao in April 1957.[2][3] Decommissioned in 1998 and became a museum ship in 2004.[1]
  • Angamos (1957) Pennant number 7, from 1959 SS-3, from 1960 SS-43. Completed in July 1957, initially known as Atun, but renamed Angamos in April 1957.[3] Discarded 1990.[4]
  • Iquique (1957) Pennant number 8, from 1959 SS-4, from 1960 SS-44. Completed in October 1957, initially known as Merlin, but renamed Iquique in April 1957.[3] Discarded 1993.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b www.hnsa.org/ships/abtao
  2. ^ a b c Blackman, Raymond V.B. (1955). Jane's Fighting Ships 1955-56. Jane's Fighting Ships Publishing Co. Ltd. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Jane's Fighting Ships 1963-64. Jane's Fighting Ships Publishing Co. Ltd. 1964. 
  4. ^ a b Gardiner, Robert; Chumbley, Steven, eds. (1995). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1947-1995. Conways. ISBN 0-85177-605-1.