BAP Arica (SS-36)

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BAP Arica at NSPL.jpg
BAP Arica (SS-36) tied up at Sub base Point Loma.
History
Class and type: Type 209/1100
Ordered: 24 June 1970
Builder: Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG
Laid down: 1 October 1971
Launched: 5 April 1974
Commissioned: 21 January 1975
Homeport: Callao
Motto: Al rumbo que exija la Patria
General characteristics
Displacement:
  • 1,180 t surfaced
  • 1,285 t submerged
Length: 55.9 m
Beam: 6.4 m
Draft: 5.9 m
Propulsion:
  • 4 MTU Type 12V493 AZ80 GA31L diesel engines
  • 1 Siemens electric motor
  • 1 shaft
  • 4,600 hp (3,400 kW)
Speed:
  • 11 knots surfaced
  • 21 knots (39 km/h) submerged
Range: 11,300 nm surfaced at 4 knots (7.4 km/h)
Endurance: 40 days on patrol
Complement: 7 officers, 29 enlisted
Armament:
  • 8 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
  • 14 SST-4 torpedoes

BAP Arica (SS-36) is one of two Type 209/1100 submarines ordered by the Peruvian Navy on 24 June 1970. She was built by the German shipbuilder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG at its shipyard in Kiel. She is named after the naval battle of Arica, an engagement between naval forces of Peru and Chile on 7 June 1880. Following sea trials in the North Sea, she arrived to its homeport of Callao in 1975. After almost a decade in service she was overhauled in Kiel between 1983 and 1984 for further use.

Sources[edit]

  • Baker III, Arthur D., The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 2002-2003. Naval Institute Press, 2002.
  • Ortiz Sotelo, Jorge, Apuntes para la historia de los submarinos peruanos. Biblioteca Nacional, 2001.