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BAP Angamos (SS-31)
US Navy 100722-N-7705S-027 The Peruvian navy submarine BAP Angamos (SS-31) arrives at Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled port visit
BAP Angamos (SS-31) at Naval Station Norfolk (2010)
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Class and type: Type 209/1200
Ordered: August 12, 1976
Builder: Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG
Laid down: 15 July 1977
Launched: 31 August 1979
Commissioned: 19 December 1980
Homeport: Callao
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,180 tonne surfaced
1,285 t submerged
Length: 55.9 m
Beam: 6.4 m
Draft: 5.9 m
Propulsion: 4 MTU Type 12V493 AZ80 GA31L diesel engines
1 Siemens electric motor
1 shaft
4,600 hp (3,400 kW)
Speed: 11 knots surfaced
21 knots (39 km/h) submerged
Range: 11,300 nm surfaced at 4 knots (7.4 km/h)
Endurance: 40 days on patrol
Complement: 5 officers, 26 enlisted
Armament: 8 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes
14 SST-4 torpedoes
Motto: Seguid su ejemplo, perseverantes y agresivos

BAP Angamos (SS-31) is one of two Type 209/1200 submarines ordered by the Peruvian Navy on August 12, 1976. She was built by the German shipbuilder Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG at its shipyard in Kiel. She was originally named Casma after a battle which took place between naval forces of Peru and Chile on January 12, 1839. Following sea trials in the North Sea, she arrived to its homeport of Callao in 1981. After a major overhaul by Servicio Industrial de la Marina at Callao in 1998, she was renamed Angamos after the battle of the same name which took place on October 8, 1879.

SourcesEdit

  • Baker III, Arthur D., The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 2002-2003. Naval Institute Press, 2002.
  • Ortiz Sotelo, Jorge, Apuntes para la historia de los submarinos peruanos. Biblioteca Nacional, 2001.

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