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ARA Cormorán
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ARA Cormorán at anchor, Buenos Aires, 2009
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Name: Cormorán
Namesake: Cormorant, an aquatic bird from Argentina’s littoral.
Builder: AFNE Rio Santiago, Argentina
Commissioned: 1964
Status: In service
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: 21
Notes: Career and characteristics data from “Histarmar”.[1]

ARA Cormorán is a hydrographic survey boat of the 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.[1]

DesignEdit

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.[1]

It is powered by two diesel engines driving two propellers, and has a Decca TM 1226 navigation radar.[1]

HistoryEdit

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).[1]

Since then she has undertaken several campaigns, which included depth sounding, current measuring, water sampling and bottom sampling.[1]

In 2010 she supported the hydrographic surveys performed in the Río de la Plata by the Uruguayan ship ROU Sirius.[2]

In 2012 she surveyed the inner Río de la Plata, and in 2013 sounded the rivers Paraná Ibicuy and Paraná Pavón;[3] during 2014 she surveyed the Magdalena Channel of the Río de la Plata.[4]

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Further readingEdit

  • 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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