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This is a list of currently active ships of the Argentine Navy. In total there are 42 commissioned ships in the navy, including 4 destroyers, 2 amphibious support ships and 3 submarines. The total displacement of the fleet is 129,000 tonnes.[citation needed]

Flag of Argentina

Argentine naval ensign.

Submarine fleetEdit

SubmarinesEdit

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 S-41
S-42
Santa Cruz
San Juan
1985
1987
2,264 tonnes
Salta S31ARASalta S-31 Salta 1972 1,248 tonnes

Surface fleetEdit

DestroyersEdit

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

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Destroyers (4 in service)
Almirante Brown D13 ARA Sarandi DN-SC-91-01826 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]

CorvettesEdit

Note: Argentina uses the classification corbetas (corvettes) for the Espora class, despite them being analogous to frigates by most international classifications. Similarly for the Drummond class, which are classified as avisos.

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Corvettes (9 in service)
Espora P45ARARobinson 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 ARADrummondP31 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 shipsEdit

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Amphibious support ships (2 in service)
Modified Type 42 B52ARAHercules B-52 Hércules 1976/2004 4,100 tonnes A modified type 42 destroyer used as a multi-purpose transport.
Modified Costa Sur AMARRADO GONAIVES B-4 Bahía San Blas 1978 10,894 tonnes Used as an amphibious cargo ship.

Patrol vesselsEdit

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Fast attack craft (2 in service)
Intrépida ARA Intrepida (P 85) P-85
P-86
Intrépida
Indómita
1974
1974
268 tonnes
Patrol boats (6 in service)
Murature Murature P-20
P-21
Murature
King
1945
1946
1,032 tonnes Used primarily as training vessels.
Baradero Dabur cropped P-61
P-62
P-63
P-64
Baradero
Barranqueras
Clorinda
Concepción del Uruguay
1978
1978
1978
1978
39 tonnes

Auxiliary vesselsEdit

Class Picture No. Ship Commissioned Displacement Note
Icebreaker (1 in service)
Q5ARAAlmiranteIrizar Q-5 Almirante Irízar 1978 14,899 tonnes Out of active service since 2007 due to severe fire damage. Currently under repair at a cost of over USD$100 million.
Survey vessels (2 in service)
Q20ARAPuertoDeseado Q-20 Puerto Deseado 1978 2,400 tonnes
ComodoroRivadavia Q-11 Comodoro Rivadavia 1974 827 tonnes
Tanker (1 in service)
Durance B1ARAPatagonia B-1 Patagonia 2000 17,800 tonnes ex-Durance of the French Navy. Currently the primary under-way replenishment ship of the Argentine Navy.
Cargo ships (3 in service)
Costa Sur Canalbeagle B-3
B-5
Canal Beagle
Cabo de Hornos
1978
1979
10,894 tonnes
Ingeniero Julio Krause 1993 8,346 tonnes A commercial tanker, now serving with the Naval Transport Service as a cargo ship.
Tug boats (4 in service)
Abnaki ARA Suboficial Castillo (A-6) Antartida A-3
A-6
Francisco de Gurruchaga
Suboficial Castillo
1975
1994
1,731 tonnes
A-2 Teniente Olivieri 1,640 tonnes
Sotoyomo AlferezSobral A-9 Alferez Sobral 1972 800 tonnes
Coastal buoy tenders (3 in service)
Red Q61 Ciudad de Zárate 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 Q-2 Libertad 1963 3,765 tonnes Tall ship.
Yacht (1 in service)
ARA Fortuna III under sail Fortuna III 2004 15 tonnes

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