BAP Antofagasta (SS-32)
BAP Antofagasta during a port visit to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in the United States in 2011
|Ordered:||12 August 1976|
|Builder:||Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG|
|Laid down:||3 December 1977|
|Launched:||19 December 1979|
|Commissioned:||22 May 1981|
|Motto:||Nuestro orgullo es su vergüenza|
|Class and type:||Type 209/1200 submarine|
|Length:||55.9 m (183 ft)|
|Beam:||6.4 m (21 ft)|
|Draught:||5.9 m (19 ft)|
|Range:||11,300 nmi (20,900 km; 13,000 mi) surfaced at 4 kn (7.4 km/h)|
|Endurance:||40 days on patrol|
|Complement:||5 officers, 26 enlisted|
BAP Antofagasta is one of two Type 209/1200 submarines ordered by the Peruvian Navy on 12 August 1976. She was built by the German shipbuilder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG at its shipyard in Kiel. She is named after the Naval Battle of Antofagasta during the War of the Pacific. Following sea trials in the North Sea, she arrived at its homeport of Callao in 1981. After several years in service she was overhauled by Servicio Industrial de la Marina (SIMA) at Callao in 1996 for further use.
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