BAP Capitán Quiñones (CL-83)
|Class and type:||Crown Colony-class light cruiser|
|Builder:||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend|
|Laid down:||9 November 1939|
|Launched:||19 December 1941|
|Commissioned:||21 January 1943|
|Out of service:||Sold to Peruvian Navy on 30 December 1959|
|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|
|Length:||169.3 m (555 ft)|
|Beam:||18.9 m (62 ft)|
|Draught:||5.3 m (17 ft)|
|Speed:||33 knots (61 km/h)|
|Range:||10,200 nmi (18,900 km; 11,700 mi) at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)|
|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 It was completed for the Royal Navy in 1942 as HMS Newfoundland and, after being withdrawn from service, commissioned by the Marina de Guerra del Perú on December 30, 1959.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.
- Rodríguez Asti, John, Cruceros. Buques de la Marina de Guerra del Perú desde 1884. Dirección de Intereses Marítimos, 2000.
- "HMS Newfoundland (1942)". www.tynebuiltships.com. Retrieved 5 Jun 2017.