List of active ships of the Colombian Navy

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This article is about active ships of the Colombian Navy. For decommissioned ships, see List of decommissioned ships of the Colombian Navy.
Colombian Navy
Armada de la República de Colombia
Escudo Armada Nacional de Colombia.svg
Coat of Arms of the Colombian Navy
Active September 17, 1810 - Present
Country Colombia
Branch Navy
Role Protection of the seas and rivers of Colombia
Garrison/HQ Colombian Ministry of Defense
Motto Plus Ultra (Latin: further beyond)

In addition to the usual tasks of a blue water navy, the Colombian Navy (Spanish: Armada de la República de Colombia - "ARC") also performs Coast Guard duties, has shared responsibility for patrolling the extensive Colombian network of rivers, and includes the Marine Infantry (IM). Furthermore, its littoral/riverine component is relatively large when compared with the more traditional navies of other countries.
Due to this aggregation of duties, some vessels perform routinely and indistinctly as coast guard/combat patrol, particularly those mid-size, lightly armed vessels, and can occasionally be found classified as either Surface combat or Coast Guard or even Logistics/General transport across different sources, even in official documents from the ARC itself. Also, many of the lighter patrol/harbor patrol boats may be assigned or reassigned duties across the different branches with little or no notice depending on service needs.
As the ARC has embarked in a program of modernization since 2000, a better separation and categorization of the different vessels has ensued, with many vessels being re-numbered or reclassified, which makes for occasionally conflicting references. This article tries to use the latest denominations whenever possible, but there may still be overlaps.[1][2][3][4]

Key[edit]

The tables below use the following key:

Key Description
Role The general role performed by the vessel; In most cases this matches with a standard type, however there are cases where the ARC may use a previously owned vessel from a specific type in a different role
Group The general group classification used by the ARC, this matches in most cases with the formal class of the vessel, and its used in its pennant number in the case of major units; note that the ARC may group multiple vessels of different formal classes under a single group
Class The formal class of the vessel, when known or identifiable
Name Vessel name when formally assigned; does not apply to many light boats known only by its number or callcode
Number Hull number
Construction Country of builder
Commission Commission date; full date if known, or at least year of commission in the ARC
Notes additional comments, references and/or links related to the vessel

Oceanic combat[edit]

ARC Almirante Padilla (FM-51)
Colombian Navy submarine ARC Tayrona enters Mayport Basin, US during a visit sponsored by U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command (NAVSO)
Role Group Class Ship Name Number Construction Commission Notes
Frigate
Frigate FM Almirante Padilla
FM: Missile frigate (Spanish: Fragata Misilera; Hull type (FS1500)
Frigate FM Almirante Padilla ARC Almirante Padilla FM-51  Germany 31 October 1983 Completed upgrade January 2012
Frigate FM Almirante Padilla ARC Caldas FM-52  Germany 12 February 1984
Frigate FM Almirante Padilla ARC Antioquia FM-53  Germany 30 April 1984
Frigate FM Almirante Padilla ARC Independiente FM-54  Germany 27 July 1984
Submarine
Submarine SO Type 209/1200
SO: Oceanic Submarine (Spanish: Submarino Oceánico);
Submarine SO Type 209/1200 ARC Pijao SO-28  Germany 14 April 1975
Submarine SO Type 209/1200 ARC Tayrona SO-29  Germany 18 July 1975
Submarine ST Type SX-506 ST: Tactical Submarine (Spanish: Submarino Táctico)
Submarine ST Type SX-506 ARC Intrépido ST-20  Italy To be replaced by Type 206A[5]
Submarine ST Type SX-506 ARC Indomable ST-21  Italy To be replaced by Type 206A[5]
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot LS: Submarine boat (Spanish: Lancha Submarina)
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Triunfante LS-11
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Atrevida LS-12
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Emprendedora LS-13
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Rayo LS-14
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Defensora LS-15
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Protectora LS-16
Submarine LS Tactical Chariot ARC Poderosa LS-17

Littoral / Riverine service[edit]

Role Group Class Name Number Construction Commission Notes
Patrol - Heavy [6]
Patrol - Heavy CF
CF: Riverine Gunboat (Spanish: Cañonera Fluvial)
Patrol - Heavy CF Riohacha
Heavy (170 ton) patrol gunboat class; originally built by Astilleros Unión Industrial de Barranquilla, Colombia in 1956
Patrol - Heavy CF Riohacha ARC Riohacha CF-135  Colombia 1956
Patrol - Heavy CF Riohacha ARC Leticia CF-136  Colombia 1956 Disarmed and reconfigured as Hospital ship
Patrol - Heavy CF Riohacha ARC Arauca CF-137  Colombia 1956 As of 2005, assigned to the Putumayo area, Riverine Fleet South Command(Spanish: Comando Flota Fluvial del Sur)[7]
Patrol - Heavy NF
The NF (Spanish: Nodriza Fluvial) group consists of a progressively improved series of boats, known as "Nodrizas" ("mothership") for armored patrol, support & re-provisioning of smaller piranha-class boats deployed from and around them. The first group of these, classified here as generic Nodriza Fluvial include a motley mix of older gunboats or armored tugs. These boats, reconditioned in their new standardized role, provided the foundations during the late 90's and 2000's for the R&D of the PAF-series boats, for which the PAF-IV is the current state-of-the art showcase.
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC CP. Filigonio Hichamon NF-601  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC SSIM. Manual Antonio Moyar NF-602  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC Igaraparana NF-603  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC SSIM. Julio Correa Hernández NF-604  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC Manacacias NF-605  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC Cotuhe NF-606  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF Riverine Mothership ARC Ariari NF-609  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-I
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-I ARC SSCIM. Senen Alberto Araujo NF-607  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-I ARC CPCIM. Guillermo Londoño Vargas NF-608  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-II
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-II ARC TNCIM. Mario Alonso Villegas NF-610  Colombia
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-III
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-III ARC TECIM Tony Pastrana Contreras NF-611  Colombia 2004
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-III ARC CTCMI Jorge Moreno Salazar NF-612  Colombia 2005
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-IV
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-IV ARC TEFIM Juan Ricardo Oyola Vera NF-613  Colombia 2006
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-IV ARC TECIM Freddy Alexander Pérez Rodríguez NF-614  Colombia 2008
Patrol - Heavy NF PAF-IV ARC TECIM Edic Cristian Reyes Holguín NF-615  Colombia 2009
Patrol - Medium
Patrol - Medium PRF
PRF: Fast Riverine patrol (Spanish: Patrullera Rápida Fluvial)
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Tenerife PRF-305  United States 1993 fmr. LR-181
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Tarapaca PRF-306  United States 1993 fmr. LR-182
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Mompox PRF-307  United States 1993 fmr. LR-183
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Orocue PRF-308  United States 1993 fmr. LR-184
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Calamar PRF-309  United States 1993 fmr. LR-185
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Magangué PRF-310  United States 1993 fmr. LR-186
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Monclart PRF-311  United States 1993 fmr. LR-187
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Caucaya PRF-312  United States 1993 fmr. LR-188
Patrol - Medium PRF Tenerife ARC Mitú PRF-313  United States 1993 fmr. LR-189
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Magdalena PRF-176  United States 1989 fmr. LR-176; ex- US Navy, hull #31RP6886[1]
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Cauca PRF-177  United States 1989 fmr. LR-177; ex- US Navy, hull #31RP7121[1]
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Atrato PRF-178  United States 1989 fmr. LR-178; ex- US Navy, hull #31RP7128[1]
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Sinú PRF-179  United States 1989 fmr. LR-179; ex- US Navy, hull #31RP7129[1]
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC San Jorge PRF-180  United States 1989 fmr. LR-180; ex- US Navy, hull #31RP7130[1]
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Putumayo PRF-190  United States 1993 fmr. LR-190; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Caquetá PRF-191  United States 1993 fmr. LR-191; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Orinoco PRF-192  United States 1993 fmr. LR-192; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Orteguaza PRF-193  United States 1993 fmr. LR-193; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Vichada PRF-194  United States 1993 fmr. LR-194; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Magdalena ARC Guaviare PRF-195  United States 1993 fmr. LR-195; acquired new
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente
These are slightly different boats from a similar series. Built in the Astilleros Navales de Cartagena in 1952-54, deactivated in mid-80s, reactivated from storage in mid-1990s for littoral/riverine patrol and interdiction.
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Diligente PRF-121  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-121
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC TE Juan Lucio PRF-122  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-122
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC CD Alfonso Vargas PRF-123  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-123
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC CP Fritz Hagale PRF-124  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-124
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Vengadora PRF-125  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-125
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Humberto Cortes PRF-126  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-126
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Calibio PRF-127  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-127
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Carlos Galindo PRF-128  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-128
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Valerosa PRF-129  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-129
Patrol - Medium PRF Diligente ARC Luchadora PRF-130  Colombia 1952-54;1995 fmr. LR-130
Patrol - Light
Patrol - Light PAF-L
The PAF-L class (Patrullera Fluvial Ligera (Spanish)) is an entirely new development, which takes the experiences of the heavy PAF-I-IV class and defines a lighter patrol boat.
Patrol - Light PAF-L -pending-  Colombia -pending-
Patrol - Light LPR-40
The "LPR-40" (Lancha Patrullera de Rio (Spanish) - 40 ft.) is a new and native development, which draws on the experience of the US PBR-40 boats as well as the PAF and PAF-L series to provide a midsize, light and fast boat with a strong punch.
Patrol - Light LPR-40 -pending-  Colombia -pending-
Combat Fast Boats
These are light, fast combat patrol boats usually of fiberglass reinforced construction, outboard dual engines and fitted with additional communications and electronics; It's common for these boats to be deployed and supported from one of the larger CF/NF class vessels.
As of 2003,[4] judging by the pennant/hull numbers, there was an estimated number of 167: BC-1000 to BC-1041 (41) and BT-1100 to BT-1226 (126). However, a firm number is difficult to establish due to combat and service losses, some hulls may have been rebuilt locally, as well as it's likely additional batches have been acquired, and/or added to via configuration of locally built hulls with foreign-bought higher-end components.
Combat Fast Boats BC/BCFC
BC: Command Boat (Spanish: Bote de Comando) also known as BCFC: Riverine Combat Command Boat (Spanish: Bote de Combate Fluvial de Comando)
Combat Fast Boats BC/BCFC Anguila multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1993–present 22 ft. Patrol Boat, Boston Whaler-style. As of 2003,[4] est. number: 41
Combat Fast Boats BT/BCFT
BT: Tactical Boat (Spanish: Bote Táctico) also known as BCFT: Riverine Combat Tactical Boat (Spanish: Bote de Combate Fluvial Táctico)
Combat Fast Boats BT/BCFT Piranha multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present 22 ft. Patrol Boat, Boston Whaler-style.
Multiple batches acquired (1,1990; 3,1991; 51, 1993; 78, 1997);, from Boston Whaler, Mass, and Edgewater, Fla.; As of 2003,[4] est. number: 126[1]

Coast Guard[edit]

ARC Espartana (PO-41), photo taken at the time of its service as Patrol Boat Cormorán (P-41) of the Spanish Navy
Role Group Class Ship Name Pennant Number Construction Commission Date Notes [n 1]
Offshore
Offshore Patrol Vessels -Heavy (longer range/endurance)
Exclusive Economic Zone Patrol Vessel PZEE PZEE:Spanish for OPV (Offshore Patrol Vessel)
Exclusive Economic Zone Patrol Vessel PZEE Fassmer-80 ARC 20 De Julio PZE-46  Germany
 Colombia
2012 First of two (possibly more), built at Cotecmar Shipyard, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia under license of Fassmer.
Offshore PO
PO: Oceanic Patrol (Spanish: Patrullero Oceánico)
Offshore PO Reliance ARC Valle del Cauca PO-44  United States 2003 fmr. USCGC Durable (WMEC-628)
Offshore PO 180-A ARC San Andrés PO-45  United States 15 October 2007 fmr. USCGC Gentian (WLB-290)
Offshore PO Cormoran ARC Espartana PO-41  Spain 1995 fmr. Spanish Navy Cormoran P-41
Offshore PO Asheville ARC Albuquerque PO-111  United States 1983 fmr. USS Welch (PGM-93). Leased in 1983, formally acquired by Colombia in 1995 and transferred to CG service.
Offshore PO Asheville ARC Quitasueño PO-112  United States 1983 fmr. USS Tacoma (PGM-92).Leased in 1983, formally acquired by Colombia in 1995 and transferred to CG service.
Offshore PO Toledo ARC Jose Maria García y Toledo PO-113  United States 1994 [8]
Offshore PO Toledo ARC Juan Nepomuceno Eslava PO-114  United States 1994 [8]
Coastal
Coast Patrol Vessels - Medium (shorter range/endurance) [n 1]
Coastal PC
PC: Coastal Patrol (Spanish: Patrullero Costero)
Coastal PC Point ARC Cabo Corrientes PC-141  United States 2000 fmr. USCGC Point Wells
Coastal PC Point ARC Cabo Manglares PC-142  United States 2000 fmr. USGCG Point Warde
Coastal PC Point ARC Cabo Tiburon PC-143  United States 2001 fmr. USGCG Point Estero
Coastal PC Point ARC Cabo de la Vela PC-144  United States 2001 fmr. USCGC Point Sal
Coastal PC CPV-40 ARC 11 de Noviembre PC-145  Germany 2011 First of a contract said to be between 8 and 10. The next ones may be built at Cotecmar Shipyard, Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.
Coastal PM
PM: Sea Patrol (Spanish: Patrullero de Mar)
Coastal PM Swiftships 105 ARC Rafael del Castillo y Rada PM-102  United States 1994
Coastal PM Swiftships 110 ARC José María Palas PM-103  United States
Coastal PM Swiftships 110 ARC Medardo Monzón Coronado PM-104  United States
Coastal PM Sea Spectre Mk III ARC Sgto 2do Jaime Gómez Castro PM-105  United States
Coastal PM Sea Spectre Mk III ARC Juan Nepomuceno Peña PM-106  United States
Light patrol BP
The ARC has regrouped and renamed a few different classifications of light, fast boats into a single, more generic 'BP' denomination. These include from the usual light outboard harbor patrol boat, Boston-Whaler style, up to a few Midnight Express go-fast type boats used for interdiction. The exact number is difficult to determine, but judging from hull numbers, as of 2007, there were 77, from BP-421 to BP-498. It is expected that additional boats have been added.
Light patrol BP Langostera multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 15
Light patrol BP Delfin multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 20
Light patrol BP Orca multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 15
Light patrol BP Interceptora multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 13
Light patrol BP Midnight Express multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 10
Light patrol BP Go-fast multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
1991–present Est. number: 4

Training, Auxiliary and Logistics[edit]

ARC Gloria anchored at Cartagena
ARC Buenaventura during exercise "Fuerzas Aliadas PANAMAX 2007"
Role Group Class Ship Name Pennant Number Construction Commission Date Notes
Training
Training BE
BE: School Vessel (Spanish: Buque Escuela)
Training BE Barque ARC Gloria 160  Spain 1968 Flagship of the ARC http://www.webinfomil.com/search/label/ARC%20Gloria
Training YT
YT: Yacht Training, encompasses a series of small and medium vessels used for basic seamanship training.
Training YT ARC Comodoro 230
Training YT ARC Tridente 231
Training YT ARC Cristina 232
Training YT ARC Albatros 233 Ex-Caribean Queen
Training YT ARC Poseidon 234
Training YT ARC Atenea 235 Kawasaki 440; Ex-Saskia
Training YT ARC Cronos 236 Catamaran; Ex-Imagine
Training BI
BI: Instruction Boat (Spanish: Bote Instrucción). These include typically 3 main types of light boats, plus some other devices. As of 2007, judging from hull numbers, there were apx 34, from BI-01 to BI-45 (some gaps in the numbering).[2] It is possible a few additional boats have been added in this class, but likely not many as there have not been any known major changes in the navy training programs recently.
Training BI whaler multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
~22 ft. Patrol Boats, Boston Whaler-style; Est. number: 15
Training BI laser multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
Est. number: 10
Training BI glider multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
Est. number: 4
Training BI jetski multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
Est. number: 4
Logistics
Logistics BL
BL: Multipurpose Logistical (Spanish: Buque Logístico Multipropósito)
Logistics BL Lüneburg - Type 701 ARC Cartagena de Indias 161  Germany 1996 fmr. Deutschemarine A1411 "Lüneburg"
Logistics BL Lüneburg - Type 701 ARC Buenaventura 162  Germany 1996 fmr. Deutschemarine A1416 "Nienburg"
Logistics BO
BO class, Oceanographic Vessel (Buque Oceanográfico (Spanish))
Logistics BO ARC Providencia 155
Logistics BO ARC Malpelo 156
Logistics BH
BH class, Hydrographic Vessel (Buque Hidrográfico (Spanish))
Logistics BH ARC Quindio 153
Logistics BB
BB class, Buoy Tender (Buque Balizador (Spanish))
Logistics BB ARC Gorgona 31
Logistics BB ARC Abadia Mendez 33
Logistics BB ARC Ciénaga De Mallorquin 34
Logistics BB ARC Isla Palma 35
Logistics RM
RM: Sea tugboat (Spanish: Remolcador de Mar)
Logistics RM ARC Pascual de Andagoya 75
Logistics RB
RB: Bay tugboat (Spanish: Remolcador de Bahía)
Logistics RB ARC S1. Josué Alvarez 76
Logistics RB ARC Don Vizo 77
Logistics RB ARC Portete 78
Logistics RB ARC Maldonado 79
Logistics RB ARC Ciénaga de San Juan 80
Logistics DF DF: Floating Dock (Spanish: Dique Flotante)
Logistics DF ARC Mayor Jaime Arias 170
Logistics LD LD:Landing Craft (Spanish: Lancha de Desembarco)
Logistics LD LCM-8 ARC Bahia Sapzurro 240 Confirmed as late as of 2005,[3] unconfirmed as of 2007,[2] current status unknown, presumed active.
Logistics LD LCM-8 ARC Bahia Humboldt 241 Ex- LCM-7512
Logistics LD ARC Bahia Octavia 242 Confirmed as late as of 2005,[3] unconfirmed as of 2007,[2] current status unknown, presumed active.
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Golfo de Morrosquillo 246 Ex- LCU-1516
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Honda 248 Ex- LCU-1543
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Portete 249 Ex LCU-1583
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Solano 251
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Cupica 252
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Utria 253
Logistics LD LCU-1466 ARC Bahia Malaga 254
Auxiliary
Auxiliary ETG
ETG: General transport vessel (Spanish: Embarcaciones de Transporte General). Light and medium sized boats used for internal transport and service to larger vessels.
Auxiliary ETG ARC Bocachica 501
Auxiliary ETG ARC Arturus 502 Fishing boat
Auxiliary ETG ARC Pedro David Salas 503 Yacht
Auxiliary ETG ARC Sirius 504
Auxiliary ETG ARC Calima 507 Ex-Northern Edge
Auxiliary ETG ARC Bahia Santa Catalina 508
Auxiliary ETG ARC Movil I 509
Auxiliary ETG ARC Sula 510 2006 Fishing boat; Ex-Movil II/ Rosa Ma.; Per,[2] assigned to CG service with Coast Guard Pacific (CGAPO), but formally classified as ETG.;[10]
Auxiliary ETG ARC Playa Blanca 542 Ex-Point After
Auxiliary ETG ARC Tierra Bomba 543
Auxiliary ETG ARC Bell Salter 544
Auxiliary ETG ARC Orion 546 Fiskar
Auxiliary ETG ARC Pegasso 547 Fiskar
Auxiliary ETG ARC Armada 1 557 Yate; Ex-Andrea Juliana
Auxiliary ETG ARC Juanchaco 558 Yate; Ex-Isla Barú
Auxiliary ETG ARC Libertad 559 Yate;; Ex-La Nota
Auxiliary BA
BA: Administrative Boat (Spanish: Bote Administrativo). These include different types of light fiberglass-outboards, a few nonstandard or civilian recreation types and even some boats confiscated from drug interdiction operations and assigned to the ARC after the final legal disposition. The exact number is difficult to determine, but judging from hull numbers as of 2007,[2] there were apx 35, from BA-03 to BA-31 + about a dozen or so ex-drug interdiction waiting to be formally given hull numbers. It is possible some more boats have been added in this class, but likely not many as there haven’t been major known changes in naval bases or posts recently.
Auxiliary BA Langostera multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
Est. number: 7
Auxiliary BA Recreational multiple boats/types Est. number: 10
Auxiliary BA Taxi boat multiple boats  United States
 Colombia
Est. number: 10
Auxiliary BA (other) multiple boats Est. number: 10
Auxiliary BM
BM: Multipurpose boat (Spanish: Bote Multipropósito) encompasses some unique utilitary platforms, barges and flatboats, also called "naval artifacts" (Artefacto Naval (Spanish)).
Auxiliary BM ARC Bongo Bocagrande  Colombia BMP_1501 .
Auxiliary BM ARC Bongo U726  Colombia
Auxiliary BM ARC Bongo Draga Don Vizo  Colombia AN_1701 .
Auxiliary BM ARC Bongo Martinete I  Colombia AN_1702 .
Auxiliary BM ARC Bongo Martinete II  Colombia AN_1703 .

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Note that the roles Offshore patrol vs. Coastal patrol are not uniformly defined across different navies. For the purposes of this table, the OPV-heavy vessel is considered the heavier and more oceanic role, drawing the line arbitrarily at a displacement of 500 tonnes vs. the CPV-medium. Nevertheless, many CPV vessels are capable of oceanic navigation within reason, and OPV vessels are also routinely used in coastal patrol missions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Wertheim, Eric (2007). Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems (15th. ed.). Naval Institute Press. pp. 136 & ss. ISBN 1-59114-955-X. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Armada Nacional-Direccion De Abastecimientos (DIABA) (2007). "Solicitud Oferta ARC-DIABA No. 022-2007: Reparación y mantenimiento unidades a flote, submarinas y auxiliares de la Armada Nacional." (in Spanish). Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Armada Nacional-Direccion De Abastecimientos (DIABA) (2005). "Solicitud Oferta ARC-DIABA No. 015-2005/ Contrato 049-2005: Reparación y mantenimiento unidades a flote, submarinas y auxiliares de la Armada Nacional." (in Spanish). Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d Armada Nacional-Direccion De Abastecimientos (DIABA) (2003). "Contrato Interadministrativo No. 53-ARC-DIABA/2003: Reparación y mantenimiento unidades a flote, submarinas y auxiliares de la Armada Nacional." (in Spanish). Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b U-Boote an Kolumbien übergeben
  6. ^ "unffmm.com" (in Spanish). Forum: Índice general >> Colombia >> Armada Republica de Colombia >> Unidades Fluviales -ARC-. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 18 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "ARC Arauca". Revista Armada (in Spanish) (Armada Nacional de la República de Colombia) (88). 2005. ISSN 1692-1097. Retrieved 1 May 2011. 
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