Mantilla-class patrol vessel

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PNA Doctor Manuel Mantilla (GC-24)
PNA Doctor Manuel Mantilla (GC-24)
Class overview
Name: Mantilla (Halcón II)
Builders: Empresa Nacional Bazán
Operators: Bandera de Prefectura Naval Argentina.svg Prefectura Naval Argentina
Built: 5
In service: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1 084 tons (normal load)
Length: 67 m (220 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Height: 5.9 m (19 ft)
Draught: 3.25 m (10.7 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel electric drive MTU 16V. 956 9, 000 HP.
Speed: 21.5 knots (maximum)
Range: 5,000 NM at 18 kts.
Troops: 0
Crew: 38
Armament: 1 × 40 mm L70 Bofors DP
2 × 12,7 mm.
Aircraft carried: 1 AS.365 Dauphin
1 AS.350 Écureuil helicopters
Aviation facilities: One helicopter hangar and Helipad

Mantilla class patrol vessels are offshore patrol vessels use by the Argentine Coast Guard. The class was developed by the Spanish company Empresa Nacional Bazán in 1982. It is a multi-role patrol craft with twin funnels and a helicopter deck. These ships have main armament (40 mm L70 DP gun) at B position. Ships of the Mantilla class were the first vessels of the Argentine Coast Guard able to operate on board helicopters (AS.365 Dauphin or AS.350 Écureuil).


PNA Thompson (GC-26)

See also[edit]


  • Faulkner, K. (1999) Jane's Warship Recognition Guide. 2nd Edition. London: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Friedman, N. (1997) The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems, 1997-1998. US Naval Institute Press.
  • Wertheim, E. (2007) Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. 15 edition. US Naval Institute Press.

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