List of auxiliary ships of the Argentine Navy

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ARA Almirante Irizar icebreaker

This list includes all major auxiliary ships (transports, colliers, scientific vessels, among others) in service with the Argentine Navy since being formally established in the 1860s. It does not include vessels prior to that date, nor does it include warships which are listed separately.

Service entry dates indicate the ship's commissioning into the Argentine Navy and not the ship's entry in service with another navy unless specifically said.

There is a separate list of current ships of the Argentine Navy.

Avisos[edit]

Irigoyen class (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Comandante Gral. Irigoyen A-1 ex-USS Cahuilla 1961 2010
ARA Francisco de Gurruchaga A-3 ex-USS Luiseno 1975 in service
ARA Suboficial Castillo A-6 ex-USS Takelma 1993 in service

Sotomayor class (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Alférez Sobral A-9 ex-USS Salish 1972 in service
ARA Comodoro Somellera A-10 ex-USS Catawba (ATA-210) 1975 1998

Teniente Olivieri class aviso (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Teniente Olivieri A-2 ex-Marsea 10 (in the US Maritime Administration) in service

Transports[edit]

Eltanin-class (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Islas Orcadas formerly USNS Eltanin (T-AK-270) 1974 1979

Hércules class fast troop transport (British-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Hércules B-52 formerly D-1, converted in 2000-2004 1977 in service

Costa Sur class transport (Argentine-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Canal de Beagle B-3 none 1978 in service
ARA Bahia San Blas B-4 none 1978 in service
ARA Cabo de Hornos B-5 none 1979 in service

Tankers/Oilers[edit]

Patagonia class replenishment oiler (French-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Patagonia B-1 Formerly Durance (A629), French Navy, Durance class tanker 1999 in service

Ingeniero Krause class tanker (Argentine-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Ingeniero Julio Krause ex-Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales fleet 1993 in service

Repair ships[edit]

Achelous class (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Ingeniero Iribas Q-21 USS ARL-5 1947 1967
ARA Ingeniero Gadda Q-22 USS ARL-6 1947 1960

Icebreakers[edit]

Almirante Irizar class icebreaker (Finnish-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Almirante Irizar Q-5 none 1978 in service (1)

General San Martín class icebreaker (German-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA General San Martín Q-4

(1) currently unserviceable, awaiting repairs due a 2007 incident.

Multipurpose ships[edit]

Ciudad de Zárate class multipurpose ship (US-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Ciudad de Zárate Q-61 USCG Red Cedar (WLM 688) 2000 in service
ARA Ciudad de Rosario Q-62 USCG Red Wood (WLM 685) 2000 in service
ARA Punta Alta Q-63 USCG Red Birch (WLM 687) 2000 in service

Oceanographic/Hydrographic Research[edit]

Puerto Deseado class oceanographic ship (Argentine-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Puerto Deseado Q-20 none 1979 in service

Hydrographic ships (Argentine-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Comodoro Rivadavia Q-11 none 1974 in service
ARA Cormorán Q-15 none 1964 in service
ARA Petrel Q-16 none 1965 in service

School ships[edit]

Libertad class tall ship (Argentine-built)

Ship Name Pennant Number Other names Service entry Decommissioning
ARA Libertad Q-2 none 1963 in service

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