Chilean research ship Cabo de Hornos

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Cabo de Hornos
Name: Cabo de Hornos
Namesake: Cape Horn
Builder: Astilleros y Maestranzas de la Armada, Talcahuano[1]
Laid down: 2009[1]
Launched: 2013[1]
Status: in active service
General characteristics
Type: Research vessel
Displacement: 3,068 GT[1]
Length: 74.1 m (243 ft 1 in)[3]
Beam: 16.6 m (54 ft 6 in)[3]
Draft: 5.4 m (17 ft 9 in)
Speed: 15.5 knots (28.7 km/h; 17.8 mph)[3]
Complement: 68 (43 crew + 25 scientists)[1][3]

Cabo de Hornos is a scientific research ship used by the Chilean Navy. Built for oceanographic research. The ship is 74.1 metres (243 ft 1 in) long, 19.14 metres (62 ft 10 in) wide, and a gross tonnage of 3,068. The ship can carry a complement of 68 people and cruise at 14.6 knots (27.0 km/h; 16.8 mph).



She was designed[when?] by the Norwegian ship designer Skipsteknisk, designated as ST-367.[1][3]

Construction and launch[edit]

Cabo de Hornos ship began construction in November 2008. The ship was scheduled for launch on 27 February 2010. She was beached by the tsunami which followed the 2010 Chile earthquake early in the morning of the same day, before the launch was scheduled to occur. Following a complicated and involved salvage operation, she was launched in January 2011. Repairs were made in the shipyard of her construction and the ship was finally delivered to the Navy of Chile in April 2013.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "R/V Cabo de Hornos, Chile". Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  2. ^ "CABO DE HORNOS". MarineTraffic. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Cabo de Hornos". Archived from the original on 2016-03-10. Retrieved 10 March 2016.
  4. ^ "Chile Will Have the AGS 61 Cabo de Hornos Scientific Ship in 2013". Dialogo. 2011-07-21. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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