Cormorán at anchor, Buenos Aires, 2009
Cormorant, an aquatic bird from Argentina’s littoral. Builder:
AFNE Rio Santiago, Argentina Commissioned:
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General characteristics Type:
Hydrographic survey vessel Displacement:
102 tons Length:
25.3 m (83.0 ft) Beam:
5 m (16.4 ft) Draft:
1.8 m (5.9 ft) Propulsion:
2-shaft, 2 × Diesel engines, 440 hp (330 kW) Speed:
11 knots (13 mph; 20 km/h) Complement:
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Career and characteristics data from “Histarmar”. 
ARA is a hydrographic survey boat of the Cormorán Argentine Navy, built in the Río Santiago Shipyard and based in Buenos Aires. The vessel is named after the cormorant, a seabird that inhabits Argentina’s littoral, and is the fourth Argentine naval ship with this name.
Cormorán is a coastal and fluvial research ship designed by the engineering team at Río Santiago Shipyard, where it was built. Its hull has a metallic structure covered with cedar wooden planks, and its superstructure is made of aluminium.
It is powered by two diesel engines driving two
propellers, and has a Decca TM 1226 navigation radar.
 Cormorán was built in the Río Santiago Shipyard. Commissioned by the Argentine Navy in February 1964, she was assigned to the Naval Hydrographic Service ( (Spanish) Servicio de Hidrografía Naval).
Since then she has undertaken several campaigns, which included
depth sounding, current measuring, water sampling and bottom sampling.
In 2010 she supported the hydrographic surveys performed in the Río de la Plata by the Uruguayan ship
ROU . Sirius
In 2012 she surveyed the inner Río de la Plata, and in 2013 sounded the rivers
Paraná Ibicuy and Paraná Pavón; during 2014 she surveyed the  Magdalena Channel of the Río de la Plata.
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Further reading Edit
Arguindeguy, Pablo (1972) (in Spanish). Apuntes sobre los buques de la Armada Argentina (1810-1970). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Comando en Jefe de la Armada.
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