List of active Argentine Navy ships

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The list of active ships of the Argentine Navy includes ships currently in commission with the Navy, or operated by the Navy on behalf of other organizations.

As of 2015, there were 42 commissioned ships in the navy, including 4 destroyers, 2 amphibious support ships and 3 submarines. The total displacement of the fleet (including auxiliaries) was approximately 128,461 tonnes.[citation needed]

Argentine naval ensign.

Warships[edit]

Submarines[edit]

Note: The submarine fleet is suffering from lack of maintenance and training. The submarines accumulated a total of only 19 hours submerged in 2012 against a minimum requirement of 190 days.[1]

Class Picture No. Boat Commissioned Displacement Note
Submarines (3 in service)
Santa Cruz S41ARASantaCruzWWM.jpg S-41
S-42
Santa Cruz
San Juan
1985
1987
2,264 tonnes
Salta S31ARASalta.jpg S-31 Salta 1972 1,248 tonnes

Destroyers[edit]

Note: Argentina uses the classification destructores (destroyers) for the Almirante Brown class, despite them being analogous to light frigates by most international classifications.

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Destroyers (4 in service)
Almirante Brown ARA Sarandi D-10
D-11
D-12
D-13
Almirante Brown
La Argentina
Heroína
Sarandí
1983
1983
1983
1984
3,600 tonnes As of 2013 it is reported that these vessels are suffering from engine problems, a lack of spares, lack of training and are unarmed due to their naval ordnance being expired.[1]

Corvettes[edit]

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Corvettes (9 in service)
Espora ARA Robinson P-41
P-42
P-43
P-44
P-45
P-46
Espora
Rosales
Spiro
Parker
Robinson
Gómez Roca
1985
1986
1987
1990
2001
2002
1,790 tonnes Parker (P-44) and Rosales (P-42) are inactive due to a lack of maintenance and a lack of spares. Spiro (P-43) is inactive after sustaining damage during a grounding accident in August 2012.[1]
Drummond ARA Drummond (P-31) P-31
P-32
P-33
Drummond
Guerrico
Granville
1978
1978
1980
1,170 tonnes Rarely put to sea due to lack of spares, maintenance and cost issues.[1]

Amphibious support ships[edit]

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Amphibious support ships (2 in service)
Modified Type 42 ARA Hércules (B-52) B-52 Hércules 1976 4,100 tonnes A modified type 42 destroyer used as a multi-purpose transport ship.
Modified Costa Sur AMARRADO GONAIVES.jpg B-4 Bahía San Blas 1978 10,894 tonnes Used as an amphibious cargo ship.

Patrol vessels[edit]

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Fast attack craft (2 in service)
Intrépida ARA Intrépida (P-85) P-85
P-86
Intrépida
Indómita
1974
1974
268 tonnes
Patrol boats (8 in service)
Murature ARA Murature (P-20) P-21 King 1946 1,032 tonnes Used primarily as training vessel, being overhauled.[n 1][2]

Sister ship Murature decommissioned September 2014 [3]

Zurubí P-55 Zurubí 1939 33 tonnes Decommissioned in 1985, refurbished and re-commissioned in 1993.[n 2][4][5]
Baradero ARA Concepción del Uruguay (P-64), Ushuaia P-61
P-62
P-63
P-64
Baradero
Barranqueras
Clorinda
Concepción del Uruguay
1978
1978
1978
1978
39 tonnes
Punta Mogotes ARA Río Santiago under way P-65
P-66
Punta Mogotes
Río Santiago
1999
2000
26.5 tonnes

Auxiliary vessels[edit]

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Icebreaker (1 in service)
Q5ARAAlmiranteIrizar.jpg Q-5 Almirante Irízar 1978 14,899 tonnes Out of service since 2007.[n 3]
Survey vessels (3 in service)
Q20ARAPuertoDeseado.jpg Q-20 Puerto Deseado 1978 2,400 tonnes
Research Ship Sonne In Auckland I (crop).jpg ARA Austral 2015 4,900 tonnes ex-Sonne, operated by the Navy for the CONICET
ComodoroRivadavia.jpg Q-11 Comodoro Rivadavia 1974 827 tonnes
Tanker (1 in service)
Durance B1ARAPatagonia.jpg B-1 Patagonia 2000 17,800 tonnes ex-Durance of the French Navy.[n 4]
Cargo ships (2 in service)
Costa Sur Canalbeagle.jpg B-3
B-5
Canal Beagle
Cabo de Hornos
1978
1979
10,894 tonnes
Tugs (8 in service)
Abnaki ARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6) Antartida.jpg A-3
A-6
Francisco de Gurruchaga
Suboficial Castillo
1975
1994
1,731 tonnes
A-2 Teniente Olivieri 1,640 tonnes
Sotoyomo ARA Alferez Sobral (A-9) A-9 Alferez Sobral 1972 800 tonnes
Neftegaz ARA Islas Malvinas A-21
A-22

A-23
A-24
Puerto Argentino
Estrecho San Carlos
Bahía Agradable
Islas Malvinas
2015 Purchased from Russia; ex- Neftegaz-61, Neftegaz-51, Neftegaz-71, and Neftegaz-57.[6][7]
Coastal buoy tenders (3 in service)
Red Q61 Ciudad de Zárate.jpg Q-61
Q-62
Q-63
Ciudad de Zárate
Ciudad de Rosario
Punta Alta
2000
2000
2000
525 tonnes
Training ship (1 in service)
ARA Libertad 1998.jpg Q-2 Libertad 1963 3,765 tonnes In drydock for maintenance
Yacht (1 in service)
ARA Fortuna III under sail.jpg Fortuna III 2004 15 tonnes

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of November 2015, ARA King is being overhauled.
  2. ^ Transferred in 1944 to the Navy as a patrol boat with pennant number P-36. As of February 2016 is in active service with pennant number P-55 based at Ushuaia.
  3. ^ Almirante Irízar has been out of active service due to severe fire damage in 2007. Currently under repair at a cost of over USD$100 million.
  4. ^ Patagonia is the primary under-way replenishment ship of the Argentine Navy.

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Argentine navy short on spares and resources for training and maintenance Archived 2013-01-05 at WebCite 2013
  2. ^ El jefe de la Armada visitó el patrullero ARA “King” Gaceta Marinera, 25-11-2015 (Spanish)(accessed 2015-12-24)
  3. ^ "ARA Murature (Armada Hoy - Histarmar)" (in Spanish). Fundacion Histarmar. Retrieved 2015-12-26. 
  4. ^ "Lancha Patrullera Clase "Zurubí" (Armada Argentina - Poder Naval - Flota de Mar - Unidades)" (in Spanish). Argentine Navy. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  5. ^ "P-36 SURUBÍ/ZURUBI (Buques Históricos - Histarmar)" (in Spanish). Fundacion Histarmar. Retrieved 2016-02-20. 
  6. ^ Avisos Clase "Neftegaz" Armada Argentina, sitio oficial (Spanish) Official website of the Argentine Navy (accessed 2016-07-23)
  7. ^ AVISOS TIPO NEFTEGAZ - "Histarmar" website (Spanish) (accessed 2016-07-24)

Bibliography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Saunders, Stephen (2015). IHS Jane's Fighting Ships 2015-2016. Janes Fighting Ships (116th Revised ed.). Janes Information Group. ISBN 978-0710631435. Retrieved 2016-01-13. 
  • Garcia Pedroche, Sergio; Nuñez Padin, Jorge Felix (2004). Nuñez Padin, Jorge Felix, ed. ARA B1 "Patagonia". Fuerzas Navales (in Spanish). Nº1. Bahia Blanca, Argentina: Fuerzas Aeronavales. Retrieved 2016-07-23. 

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Buques de la Armada Argentina 1900-2013" [(List of) Ships of the Argentine Navy 1900-2013]. Historia y Arqueologia Marítima (Histarmar) (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar - Carlos Mey. Retrieved 2014-09-14.