BAP Capitán Quiñones (CL-83)

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History
United Kingdom
Class and type: Crown Colony-class light cruiser
Name: Newfoundland
Builder: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend[1]
Yard number: 1589
Laid down: 9 November 1939
Launched: 19 December 1941
Commissioned: 21 January 1943
Out of service: Sold to Peruvian Navy on 30 December 1959
Peru
Name: Almirante Grau
Acquired: 30 December 1959
Commissioned: December 30, 1959
Decommissioned: May 2, 1980
Renamed: Renamed Capitan Quinones on 15 May 1973
Reclassified: Static training ship in 1979
Homeport: Callao
Fate: Scrapped 1979
General characteristics
Displacement:
  • 8,712 tonnes standard
  • 11,024 tons full load
Length: 169.3 m (555 ft)
Beam: 18.9 m (62 ft)
Draught: 5.3 m (17 ft)
Propulsion:
  • Four oil fired three-drum Admiralty-type boilers
  • four-shaft geared turbines
  • four screws
  • 54.1 megawatts (72,500 shp)
Speed: 33 knots (61 km/h)
Range: 10,200 nmi (18,900 km; 11,700 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement:
  • 730 (wartime)
  • 650 (peacetime)
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Type 281 air search
  • Type 272 surface search
  • Type 277 height finding
  • Type 274 fire control (152 mm)
  • Type 283 fire control (102 mm)
  • Type 282 fire control (2 pdr)
Armament:
  • 3 triple Mk XXIII 152/50 mm guns
  • 4 twin Mk XIX 102/45 mm guns
  • 4 quadruple Mk VII 2 pdr (40 mm) pom-pom guns
  • 10 twin Mk II 20/70 mm guns
  • 2 triple 533 mm torpedo tubes
Armour:
Aircraft carried: Bell 47G helicopter (deck only)

BAP Capitán Quiñones (CL-83) was a Crown Colony class cruiser in service with the Peruvian Navy. It was completed for the Royal Navy in 1942 as HMS Newfoundland and, after being withdrawn from service, commissioned by the Marina de Guerra del Perú on December 30, 1959. Renamed BAP Almirante Grau (CL-81), in honor of the Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau, it arrived to its new homeport of Callao on January 31, 1960.

As fleet flagship, the ship participated in several exercises, including the multinational UNITAS manoeuvres. In 1963, after the creation of the Servicio de Aviación Naval (Naval Aviation Service), the Almirante Grau started operating Bell 47G helicopters from its fantail. The ship was renamed Capitán Quiñones (CL-83) in 1973 after its former name was assigned to the recently acquired HNLMS De Ruyter of the De Zeven Provinciën class. As such it was passed to a reserve status on March 6, 1980 and decommissioned on May 2 of the same year.

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Sources[edit]

  • Rodríguez Asti, John, Cruceros. Buques de la Marina de Guerra del Perú desde 1884. Dirección de Intereses Marítimos, 2000.
  1. ^ "HMS Newfoundland (1942)". www.tynebuiltships.com. Retrieved 5 Jun 2017.