BAP Carvajal (FM-51)
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BAP Carvajal in July 2005
|Builder:||Cantieri Navali Riuniti (CNR)|
|Laid down:||8 August 1974|
|Launched:||17 November 1976|
|Commissioned:||23 December 1979|
|Name:||Guardiamarina San Martin|
|Operator:||Peruvian Coast Guard|
|Recommissioned:||26 December 2013|
|Reclassified:||Offshore patrol vessel|
|Status:||Active in service|
|Notes:||ITU callsign: OBHH|
|Class and type:||Carvajal-class frigate|
|Displacement:||2,206 tonnes (2,525 tonnes full load)|
|Beam:||11.3 m (37 ft)|
|Draught:||3.7 m (12 ft)|
|Range:||4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)|
|Complement:||193 (22 officers)|
|Aviation facilities:||Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter|
BAP Carvajal was the first out of four Carvajal-class frigates ordered by the Peruvian Navy in 1973. It was built by the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Navali Riuniti at its shipyard in Riva Trigoso, Genoa. Though sea trials were initiated on 9 June 1977 its commissioning was delayed until 23 December 1979 due to delays in equipment deliveries by some subcontractors. In 1998 her flight deck was extended to allow ASH-3D Sea King helicopters to land and refuel, even though they can't be housed in the ship's hangar.
Carvajal was named after Vice Admiral Melitón Carvajal (1845–1935) who fought in the War of the Pacific. On 26 December 2013, after being stripped of its missile weaponry, fire control systems and main radar, the ship was reclassified as Patrullera Oceánica (Offshore patrol vessel) and transferred to the Coast Guard under the name BAP Guardiamarina San Martin (PO-201).
- "Marina de Guerra del Perú realizará ceremonia de Zarpe de Expedición Científica a la Antártida – ANTAR XXII, Colocación de la Quilla del Remolcador Auxiliar de Salvamento y Patrullera Marítima, Transferencia del BAP Carvajal a DICAPI" (in Spanish). Peruvian Navy. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 26 December 2013.
- Rodríguez, John, "Las fragatas Lupo: una breve mirada retrospectiva y perspectivas". Revista de Marina, Year 95, No. 3: 8-32 (July / December 2002).
- Jane's Fighting Ships 2005-2006