Centauro-class fiscalization boat

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NRP Centauro P1155.JPG
NRP Centauro
Class overview
Name: Centauro
Builders: Arsenal do Alfeite, Estaleiros Navais do Mondego
Operators:  Portuguese Navy
Preceded by: Argos
In commission: 2000 – present
Completed: 4
Active: 4
General characteristics
Type: Fiscalization boat
Displacement: 94 ton
Length: 27 m (89 ft)
Beam: 5.9 m (19 ft)
Draught: 2.8 m (9.2 ft)
Propulsion: 2 diesel-engines Cummings KTA-50-M2 with 1800 hp each
Speed: 32 knots (59 km/h)
Range: 1,350 nautical miles (3,000 km) at 15 knots (28 km/h)
Complement: 8
1 officer
1 petty-officer
6 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
Navigation Furuno 1505 DA
Armament: 2 12.7mm MG

The Centauro class fiscalization boats are the evolution of the previous Argos class, from which its previous name was Classe Argos - 2nd Series. The main difference from the previous Argos class is the naval, corrosion-resistant, aluminium hull.

This class is meant for fisheries fiscalization and control duties mainly on the Portuguese continental shores (some sporadic presence on Madeira Archipelago) up to 50 nautical miles (93 km).

This class is Portuguese-designed and built at the Arsenal do Alfeite and Estaleiros Navais do Mondego.

In 2007, one boat of this class, the NRP Sagitário, became the first Portuguese warship of the Portuguese Navy with a female commander, the second lieutenant Gisela Antunes.


Pennant Name Commissioned
P1155 Centauro 21 March 2000
P1156 Oríon 27 March 2001
P1157 Pégaso 17 June 2000
P1158 Sagitário 27 March 2001

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