Mexican Navy 42 metre patrol vessel

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In 2012 the Mexican Navy began to operate a class of Tenochtitlan-Class 42 metre patrol vessels, based on the Damen Stan 4207 patrol vessel design.[1][2] Over a dozen Navies, coast guards and other government agencies operate vessels based on this design. While some of those vessels are equipped for purely civilian patrols, the Mexican vessels are armed with a pair of Browning M2 machine guns, and a jet-boat pursuit craft that can be launched and retrieved via a stern launching ramp, while the vessel is underway.

Some reports assert the Mexican vessels are based on the same design as the United States Coast Guard's Sentinel class cutters.[citation needed] The Sentinel cutters are based on the Damen Group's 47 metre patrol vessel.

As of the fall of 2014 seven vessels had been ordered, of which 4 have been delivered and commissioned.[3][4]

specifications[5]
length 42.8 metres (140 ft)
dispacement 250 tonnes
speed 25-30 knots
complement 16-18
armament 2 x BMG 50

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel for Mexican Navy". August 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "La Armada de México adquiere cuarta patrullera Damen Star Patrol 4207" [Mexico's navy acquires fourth Damen Star Patrol 4207 patrol] (in Spanish). Maquina de Combate. 2013-09-20. Retrieved 2013-09-27. "En la primera semana del mes de agosto 2013, la Secretaría de Marina de México y el astillero holandés Damen Shipyards Group firmaron un contrato para la adquisición construcción, ensamblaje y entrega de una cuarta embarcación patrullera tipo Damen Stan Patrol 4207." 
  3. ^ "Mexican Navy contracts Damen for fifth Tenochtitlan-class Patrol Vessel (Stan Patrol 4207)". December 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Mexican Navy orders sixth Tenochtitlan-class Patrol Vessel (Stan Patrol 4207) from DAMEN". April 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mexican Navy awards contract to Damen for fourth Stan Patrol boat". Naval Technology. 2013-08-23. Retrieved 2013-09-27.