BAP Coronel Bolognesi (CL-82)
|Class and type:||Crown Colony-class light cruiser|
|Builder:||Alexander Stephen and Sons, Govan|
|Laid down:||April 27, 1939|
|Launched:||July 30, 1942|
|Commissioned:||July 13, 1943|
|Out of service:||Transferred to Peruvian Navy on 18 December 1959|
|Commissioned:||February 9, 1960|
|Decommissioned:||September 20, 1982|
|Fate:||Scrapped in Taiwan, August 1985|
|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 Coronel Bolognesi (CL-82) was a Crown Colony class cruiser in service with the Peruvian Navy. It was completed for the Royal Navy in 1943 as HMS Ceylon and, after being withdrawn from service, commissioned by the Marina de Guerra del Perú on February 9, 1960. Renamed BAP Coronel Bolognesi (CL-82), in honor of the Peruvian Colonel Francisco Bolognesi, it arrived to its new homeport of Callao on March 19, 1960.
In service, the ship has participated in several exercises, including the multinational UNITAS manoeuvres, as well as taking part in disaster relief operations after the 1970 Ancash earthquake. In 1963, after the creation of the Servicio de Aviación Naval (Naval Aviation Service), the Coronel Bolognesi started operating Bell 47G helicopters from its fantail. It was passed to a reserve status on June 9, 1981, renamed Pontón Perú (UAI-113) on May 30, 1982 and decommissioned on September 20 of the same year.
- Rodríguez Asti, John, Cruceros. Buques de la Marina de Guerra del Perú desde 1884. Dirección de Intereses Marítimos, 2000.