Azteca-class patrol vessel

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Class overview
Name: Azteca
Builders: [Designed by TT Boat Designs Ltd.; Built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Scott & Sons, Bowling; Lamont & Co. Ltd.] and Mexican Navy Shipyards
Operators: Mexican Navy
Built: 31
In service: 20
Active: 20
Retired: 10
General characteristics
Type: Coastal patrol ship
Displacement: 148 tons (full load)
Length: 112 ft 2 in (34.19 m)
Beam: 28 ft 3 in (8.61 m)
Draught: 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m)
Propulsion: Diesel electric drive.
Speed: 24 knots (maximum)
Range: 1,500 nmi at 14 knots (26 km/h).
Troops: 0
Sensors and
processing systems:
Surface search radar Kelvin Hughes.
Armament: 1x 40 mm L70 Bofors DP
1 x 20 mm Oerlikon GAM-B01

The 'Azteca-class patrol vessel' are used by the Mexican Navy. They were designed and built by the British companies [T.T. Boat Designs Ltd; Built by Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Scott & Sons, Bowling; Lamont & Co. Ltd.] and [Vera Cruz and Salina Cruz] Shipyards for the Mexican Navy in 1976 - 1980. [See Jane's Fighting Ships 1985-1986]. They are multi-role patrol craft with good nautical characteristics. Original units were powered by Paxman diesels of either 3,600 hp (2,700 kW) or 4,800 hp (3,600 kW). Original units were named with pre-Hispanic tribal names.

Ships[edit]

  • ARM Cordova (PC 202) (1974)
  • ARM Rayón. (PC 206) (1975)
  • ARM Rejón. (PC 207) (1975)
  • ARM De la Fuente. (PC 208) (1975)
  • ARM Guzmán. (PC 209) (1975)
  • ARM Ramírez. (PC 210) (1975)
  • ARM Mariscal. (PC 211) (1975)
  • ARM Jara (PC 212) (1975)
  • ARM Colima (PC 214) (1975)
  • ARM Lizardi (PC 215) (1975)
  • ARM Mugica (PC 216) (1976)
  • ARM Velazco (PC 218) (1976)
  • ARM Macías (PC 220) (1976)
  • ARM Tamaulipas (PC 223) (1977)
  • ARM Yucatán (PC 224) (1977)
  • ARM Tabasco (PC 225) (1978)
  • ARM Cochimie (PC 226) (1978)
  • ARM Puebla (PC 228) (1982)
  • ARM Vicario (PC 230) (1977)
  • ARM Ortíz (PC 231) (1977)

References[edit]

  • Faulkner, Keith (1999). Hutchinson, Robert, ed. Jane's Warship Recognition Guide (2nd ed.). London: HarperCollins. ISBN 9780004722115.