Marina de Guerra del Perú
Coat of arms of the Peruvian Navy
|Active||October 8, 1821 - today|
|Allegiance||Ministry of Defense|
25,988 active personnel51 ships, 33 aircraft
|Headquarters||Callao naval base|
|Patron||Miguel Grau Seminario|
|Anniversaries||October 8 - Navy's Foundation Day and Anniversary of the Battle of Angamos|
|Engagements||War of the Pacific|
|Commander-in-Chief||Admiral Jorge De La Puente Ribeyro|
The Peruvian Navy (Spanish language: Marina de Guerra del Perú , abbreviated MGP) is the branch of the Peruvian Armed Forces tasked with surveillance, patrol and defense on lakes, rivers and the Pacific Ocean up to 200 nautical miles (370 km) from the Peruvian littoral. Additional missions include assistance in safeguarding internal security, conducting disaster relief operations and participating in international peacekeeping operations. The Marina de Guerra del Perú celebrates on October 8 the anniversary of its creation (1821) and of the Battle of Angamos (1879).
- 1 History
- 2 Organization
- 3 Bases
- 4 Personnel
- 5 Ranks
- 6 Ships
- 7 Naval Aviation
- 8 Naval infantry
- 9 Equipment
- 10 Peacekeeping operations
- 11 Gallery
- 12 Notes
- 13 Sources
- 14 See also
- 15 External links
History[edit | edit source]
The Marina de Guerra del Perú was established on October 8, 1821 by the government of general José de San Martín. Its first actions were undertaken during the War of Independence (1821–1824) using captured Spanish warships. Shortly afterwards it was engaged in the war against the Gran Colombia (1828–1829) during which it conducted a blockade against the seaport of Guayaquil and then helped with the occupation of this city by Peruvian forces. It saw further action during the wars of the Peru-Bolivian Confederacy (1836–1839) and during the Chincha Islands War with Spain (1866). The breakout of the War of the Pacific (1879–1883) caught the Peruvian Navy unprepared and with inferior forces in comparison with the Chilean Navy. Even so, hit-and-run tactics carried out by Peruvian Admiral Miguel Grau, commander of the ironclad Huáscar, delayed the Chilean advance by six months until his death and defeat at the Battle of Angamos.
After the war, the Peruvian Navy had to be rebuilt from the ground up. In 1900 the force amounted to only one cruiser of 1,700 tons displacement, a screw-driven steamer, and ten smaller ships - the latter described by a contemporary British publication as "of no real value". The lengthy process of expansion and rebuilding started in 1907 with the acquisition in the United Kingdom of the protected cruisers Almirante Grau and Coronel Bolognesi, followed by the arrival of two submarines, Ferré and Palacios, from France in 1911. During the Presidency of Augusto B. Leguía (1919–1930) a Navy Ministry was established as well as a Navy Aviation Corps, both in 1920. Border conflicts with Colombia in 1911 and 1932 and a war with Ecuador in 1941 saw Peruvian warships involved in some skirmishes in support of the Army. The attack on Pearl Harbor brought World War II to the Pacific and even though Peru did not declare war on the Axis until 1945, its Navy was involved in patrol missions against possible threats by the Imperial Japanese Navy from early 1942 up to mid-1945. During the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s the Peruvian Navy carried out a major buildup programme which allowed it to take advantage over its traditional rival, the Chilean Navy. This proved to be temporary because the economic crisis of the second half of the 1980s forced the decommissioning of several warships and resulted in a general lack of funds for maintenance. The economic upturn of the 1990s and 2000s has permitted some improvement although at a reduced force level compared to the early 1980s.
Organization[edit | edit source]
Marina de Guerra del Perú
The current Commander-in-Chief of the Peruvian Navy is Admiral Jorge De La Puente Ribeyro. Naval Forces are subordinated to the Ministry of Defense and ultimately to the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Peruvian Armed Forces. They are organized as follows:
- Comandancia General de la Marina (Navy General Command)
Operational units are divided between three commands:
- Comandancia General de Operaciones del Pacífico
Pacific Operations General Command, it comprises the following units:
- Fuerza de Superficie (Surface Force)
- Fuerza de Submarinos (Submarine Force)
- Fuerza de Aviación Naval (Naval aviation Force)
- Fuerza de Infantería de Marina (Naval Infantry Force)
- Fuerza de Operaciones Especiales (Special Operations Force)
- Comandancia General de Operaciones de la Amazonía
Amazon Operations General Command, tasked with river patrolling in the Peruvian portion of the Amazon Basin.
- Dirección General de Capitanías y Guardacostas
Coast Guard, tasked with law enforcement on Peruvian territorial waters, rivers and lakes.
Bases[edit | edit source]
- Ancón - Naval Infantry headquarters and base
- Callao - Main naval base, dockyard and naval aviation base, Naval Medical Center which contains the US Navy unit Naval Medical Research Unit Six
- Chimbote - Minor base and dockyard
- Iquitos - On the Amazon river
- Paita - Minor base
- Pisco - Minor base
- Puno - On Lake Titicaca
- San Juan de Marcona - Naval aviation base
Although most of the fleet is based at Callao, this is not considered an ideal location because it is also the main outlet for Peruvian trade, causing space and security problems. During the 1980s the building of a new naval base at Chimbote was considered but high costs and a bad economic situation made the project unfeasible.
Personnel[edit | edit source]
|Personnel (as of 2001)|
|NCO in training||1,533|
|Total||25,988 (excl. civilians)|
Ranks[edit | edit source]
- Ranks of the officers of the Navy 
- Ranks of the sub-officers of the Navy 
- Ranks of the enlisted of the navy 
Ships[edit | edit source]
Current ships[edit | edit source]
|Guided missile cruiser (1 in service)|
|BAP Almirante Grau (CLM-81)||Netherlands||guided missile cruiser||De Zeven Provinciën-class cruiser||Yes||ex-HNLMS De Ruyter (C-801)|
Flagship of the Peruvian Navy
|Submarines (6 in service)|
|BAP Angamos (SS-31)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1200||Yes||ex-BAP Casma|
|BAP Antofagasta (SS-32)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1200||Yes|
|BAP Pisagua (SS-33)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1200||Yes|
|BAP Chipana (SS-34)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1200||Yes||ex-BAP Blume|
|BAP Islay (SS-35)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1100||Yes||locally upgraded in 2008|
|BAP Arica (SS-36)||Germany||diesel-electric submarine||Type 209/1100||Yes||locally upgraded in 2008|
|Guided missile frigates (7 in service, 1 being upgraded)|
|BAP Carvajal (FM-51)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes|
|BAP Villavisencio (FM-52)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes|
|BAP Montero (FM-53)||Peru||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes|
|BAP Mariátegui (FM-54)||Peru||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes|
|BAP Aguirre (FM-55)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes||ex-Orsa (F-567)|
|BAP Palacios (FM-56)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes||ex-Lupo (F-564)|
|BAP Bolognesi (FM-57)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||No||ex-Perseo (F-566) currently being overhauled and upgraded in SIMA Callao shipyard, including locally-made CMS and ESM systems, a Kronos NV 3D radar, MASS countermeasures system and 4 MM40 Block III Exocet missiles replacing Otomat.|
|BAP Quiñones (FM-58)||Italy||guided missile frigate||Lupo-class frigate||Yes||ex-Sagittario (F-565)|
|Guided missile corvettes (6 in service)|
|BAP Velarde (CM-21)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|BAP Santillana (CM-22)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|BAP De los Heros (CM-23)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|BAP Herrera (CM-24)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|BAP Larrea (CM-25)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|BAP Sánchez Carrión (CM-26)||France||fast attack craft||PR-72P-class corvette||Yes|
|Amphibious (3 in service, 1 in construction, 1 ordered)|
|Unnamed||Peru||Landing Plataform, Dock||Makassar class||No||first ship of its class laid down on July 12, 2013 in the SIMA Callao shipyard|
|Unnamed||Peru||Landing Plataform, Dock||Makassar class||No||second ship is also on order and both are scheduled to be delivered in 2015.|
|BAP Pisco (DT-142)||United States||Landing Ship, Tank||Terrebonne Parish class||Yes||ex-USS Waldo County (LST-1163)|
|BAP Callao (DT-143)||United States||Landing Ship, Tank||Terrebonne Parish class||Yes||ex-USS Washoe County (LST-1165)|
|BAP Eten (DT-144)||United States||Tank landing ship||Terrebonne Parish class||Yes||ex-USS Traverse County (LST-1160)|
|River gunboats vessels (5 in service, 1 in construction)|
|BAP Loreto (CF-11)||United States||River gunboat||Loreto class||Yes|
|BAP Amazonas (CF-12)||United States||River gunboat||Loreto class||Yes|
|BAP Marañón (CF-13)||United Kingdom||River gunboat||Marañón class||Yes|
|BAP Ucayali (CF-14)||United Kingdom||River gunboat||Marañón class||Yes|
|BAP Clavero (CF-15)||Peru||River gunboat||Clavero class||Yes||severely damaged by an uncontrolled fire in her first operational deployment on May 25, 2010; leaving two crewmen badly injured. Returned to service in July 27, during the BRACOLPER 2012 exercise.|
|BAP Castilla (CF-16)||Peru||River gunboat||Clavero class||No||laid down on April 9, 2010 in the SIMA Iquitos shipyard.|
launched in June 8, 2013.
|Auxiliaries (12 in service, 2 in construction)|
|Unnamed||Peru||Sail training ship||-||No||laid down on December 8, 2012 in the SIMA Callao shipyard, delivery expected in 2015, with an estimated cost of US$50 millions.|
|BAP Unión (ABE-161)||Peru||Transport ship||Ilo class||Yes||ex-BAP Mollendo (ATC-131). Used as training ship|
|BAP Marte (ALY-313)||Canada||Sailing yacht||Marte class||Yes||used as training ship|
|BAP Unanue (AMB-160)||United States||Diving support ship||Sotoyomo class||Yes||ex-USS Wateree (ATA-174)|
|BAP San Lorenzo (ART-323)||Germany||Torpedo recovery vessel||San Lorenzo class||Yes|
|BAP Caloyeras (ACA-111)||United States||Water harbour tanker||YW type||Yes||ex-US YW-128|
|BAP Noguera (ACP-118)||United States||Oil harbour tanker||YO type||Yes||ex-US YO-221|
|BAP Gauden (ACP-119)||United States||Oil harbour tanker||YO type||Yes||ex-US YO-171|
|BAP Guardian Rios (ARB-123)||United States||Offshore tugboat||Cherokee class||Yes||ex-USS Pinto (ATF-90)|
|BAP Dueñas (ARB-126)||United States||Harbour tugboat||YTB||Yes|
|BAP Selendón||Peru||Harbour tugboat||20 TBP class tug||Yes||Built in SIMA Callao shipyard, ordered in 2011. Delivered in the first quarter of 2012.|
|BAP Medina||Peru||Harbour tugboat||20 TBP class tug||No||Currently under construction in SIMA Callao shipyard.|
|BAP Bayovar (ATP-154)||Russia||Oil tanker||Grigoriy Nesterenko type||Yes||ex-Petr Schmidt|
|BAP Zorritos (ATP-155)||Russia||Oil tanker||Grigoriy Nesterenko type||Yes||ex-Grigoriy Nesterenko|
|Hospital vessels (5 in service)|
|BAP Morona (ABH-302)||Peru||River hospital ship||Morona class||Yes|
|BAP Corrientes (ABH-303)||Peru||Small river hospital craft||-||Yes|
|BAP Curaray (ABH-304)||Peru||Small river hospital craft||-||Yes|
|BAP Pastaza (ABH-305)||Peru||Small river hospital craft||-||Yes|
|BAP Puno (ABH-306)||United Kingdom||Lake hospital ship||Yavarí class||Yes||ex-Yapura|
operated by the Peruvian Coast Guard
|Scientific research vessels (6 in service)|
|BIC Humboldt||Peru||Oceanographic research ship||Humboltd class||Yes|
|BAP Carrasco (AH-171)||Netherlands||Hydrographic survey ship||Dokkum class||Yes||ex-HNLMS Abcoude minesweeper|
|BAP Stiglich (AH-172)||Peru||Hydrographic survey ship||Morona class||Yes|
|BAP La Macha (AEH-174)||Peru||Hydrographic survey ship||-||Yes|
|BAP Carrillo (AH-175)||Netherlands||Hydrographic survey ship||van Straelen class||Yes||ex-HNLMS van Hamel minesweeper|
|BAP Melo (AH-176)||Netherlands||Hydrographic survey ship||van Straelen class||Yes||ex-HNLMS van der Wel minesweeper|
Museum Ships[edit | edit source]
|BAP América (RH-90)||United Kingdom||River gunboat||América class||currently being restored at SIMA Iquitos shipyard|
|BAP Abtao (SS-42)||United States||Sierra-type submarine||Abtao class||1998||become a museum ship in 2004|
Recently Decommissioned Ships[edit | edit source]
|BAP Paita (DT-141)||United States||Tank landing ship||Terrebonne Parish class||September, 2012||ex-USS Walworth County (LST-1164)|
|BAP Ferré (DM-74)||United Kingdom||Guided-missile destroyer||Daring class||July 13, 2007||ex-HMS Decoy (D106)|
|BAP Talara (ATP-152)||Peru||Replenishment tanker||Talara class||August 12, 2008||capable of underway replenishment at sea from the stern|
|BAP Lobitos (ATP-153)||United States||Oil tanker||Sealift Pacific class||July 20, 2008||ex-USNS Sealift Caribbean (T-AOT-174)|
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The Naval Aviation Force ((Spanish): Fuerza de Aviación Naval, AVINAV) is the air branch of the Peruvian Navy, its roles include anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, maritime surveillance, reconnaissance and transport of marine personnel. It is also responsible for airborne operations of the Peruvian Marines.
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- 1st Naval Infantry Battalion - Ancón
- 2nd Naval Infantry Battalion - Ancón
- Amphibious Support Group
- Fire support Group
- Commando Grouping
- Engineers Unit
Other units[edit | edit source]
- 3rd Naval Infantry Battalion - Tumbes
- 4th Naval Infantry Battalion - Puno
- 1st Jungle Naval Infantry Battalion - Iquitos
- 2nd Jungle Naval Infantry Battalion - Pucallpa
- Naval Infantry Detachment Litoral Sur - Mollendo
Equipment[edit | edit source]
|Bofors 152 mm gun||Sweden||dual-purpose naval gun||152/53 model 1942||De Zeven Provinciën class cruiser|
|Oto Melara 127/54 Compact Gun||Italy||dual-purpose naval gun||127/54 Compact||Lupo class frigate|
|Oto Melara 76/62 Compact Gun||Italy||dual-purpose naval gun||76/62 Compact||PR-72P class corvette|
|Oto Melara Twin 40 Compact Gun||Italy||Close-in weapon system (CIWS)||Twin 40L70||De Zeven Provinciën class cruiser
Lupo class frigate
PR-72P class corvette
|MBDA Otomat||Italy||anti-ship missile (AShM)||Otomat II Block 3||De Zeven Provinciën class cruiser
Lupo class frigate
|on December 8, 2008 an updated Otomat II Block 3 missile successfully launched from the BAP Aguirre, hit a target at a range in excess of 150 kilometers.|
|MBDA Exocet||France||anti-ship missile (AShM)||MM40 Block 3||Lupo class frigate||four fire control systems and sixteen missiles ordered on December 15, 2010. Scheduled to be installed in the 4 Aguirre class frigates.|
|MBDA Exocet||France||anti-ship missile (AShM)||MM38||PR-72P class corvette|
|MBDA Exocet||France||anti-ship missile (AShM)||AM39 Block 1||ASH-3D Sea King||Land-based. Currently not embarked in any surface unit of the Peruvian Navy|
|MBDA Aspide||Italy||surface-to-air missile (SAM)||Aspide 1A||Lupo class frigate|
|9K38 Igla||Russia||MANPADS||9K310 Igla-1||PR-72P class corvette
Peruvian Naval Infantry
|used in MGP-86 mount for close air defence|
to be replaced with the FN-6 missile system
|FN-6||China||MANPADS||FN-6||Peruvian Naval Infantry||a small batch acquired in July, 2009 for US$1.1 million|
|Atlas Elektronik SUT||Germany||533 mm heavyweight torpedo||SUT 264||Type 209 submarine|
|Atlas Elektronik SST||Germany||533 mm heavyweight torpedo||SST-4 mod 0||Type 209 submarine|
|Mark 44 torpedo||United States||324 mm lightweight torpedo||Mk 44 mod 1||Lupo class frigate
|Alenia-Whitehead A244/S||Italy||324 mm lightweight torpedo||A244/S||Lupo class frigate
Peacekeeping operations[edit | edit source]
The Peruvian Navy has been actively involved in several United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. As of June 2006 Naval Infantry and Special Operations troops have been deployed to United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) (embedded in the Argentine forces  ) and United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). Peruvian naval officers have also been deployed to United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC), United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI), United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) as United Nations Militar Observers (UNMOs).By 2012 The Peruvian Navy sent his first officer to serve in UNISFA (United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei).
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- Keltie, J.S., ed. The Statesman's Year Book: Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1900. New York: MacMillan, 1900. p 887. (Retrieved via Google Books 3/4/11.)
- "Armed Forces Strength in selected years, 1829 - 1992". http://www.country-data.com/frd/cs/peru/pe_appen.html#table25. Retrieved 2011-11-08.
- MGP - Commandante General
- "La base de Chimbote", Caretas, 1985.
- http://www.resdal.org/art-rial.htm, based on Supreme Decree DS No. 69 DE/SG of 2001.
- Fish, Tim (June 29, 2011). "Briefing: South America Naval Capabilities". p. 289.
- Oficina de Prensa del Ministerio de Defensa (12 July 2013). "Ministro de Defensa participó en colocación de quilla de buque de ayuda humanitaria". http://www.mindef.gob.pe/vernoticias.php?id_note=874&sw4_dc=dt012573. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
- Inigo, Guevara. "Peru begins construction of Makassar-class amphibious ship". Jane's Defence Weekly. IHS. http://www.janes.com/article/24614/peru-begins-construction-of-makassar-class-amphibious-ship. Retrieved 21 July 2013.
- "Dos heridos deja incendio de BAP "Clavero" en el río Putumayo, informan". Andina. 21 May 2010. http://www.andina.com.pe/Espanol/Noticia.aspx?Id=VL3roBxxIys=. Retrieved 21 May 2010.
- Marina de Guerra del Perú. "Perú: Unidades fluviales de Brasil y Colombia participaron en el ejercicio BRACOLPER 2012". Base Naval. http://basenaval.com/2012/08/peru-unidades-fluviales-de-brasil-y-colombia-participaron-en-el-ejercicio-bracolper-2012/. Retrieved 11 August 2012.
- "Servicios Industriales de la Marina construirán Buque Escuela a Vela". Peruvian Navy. 7 December 2012. http://www.marina.mil.pe/noticias_prensa.asp?hdnId=3716. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- Carlos Ramírez Benvenuto (6 December 2012). "Un nuevo buque escuela para la Marina y el Perú". http://elcomercio.e3.pe/66/doc/0/0/5/4/5/545722.pdf. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
- PDF, July 17, 2011.
- Historic Naval Ships Association BAP ABTAO (SS-42)
- PDF (1.33 MB). July 13, 2007.
- PDF (361 KB). August 23, 2009.
- PDF (84.9 KB). August 23, 2009.
- "Peruvian Navy Carries Out Record Breaking Launch". Jean Dupont. MBDA. 17 December 2008. http://www.mbda-systems.com/mbda/site/ref/scripts/newsFO_complet.php?lang=EN&news_id=266. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
- Andina: (Spanish) PCM transfiere más de S/. 114 millones para adquisición de material militar
- "Perú: Adquisición de misiles MANPADS". Alejo Marchessini. Defensa.com. 27 July 2009. http://www.defensa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=820:peru-adquisicion-de-misiles-manpads&catid=55:latinoamerica&Itemid=163. Retrieved 11 September 2009. [dead link]
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Baker III, Arthur D., The Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World 2002-2003.
Naval Institute Press, 2002.
- Basadre, Jorge, Historia de la República del Perú. Editorial Universitaria, 1983.
- "La base de Chimbote", Caretas, 855: 31 (June 17, 1985).
- Marchessini, Alejo, "La Comandancia de Operaciones del Pacifico".
Defensa 315/316: 68-69 (July / August 2004).
- Marchessini, Alejo, "El proceso de Reforma Militar".
Defensa 318: 24-29 (October 2004).
- Marchessini, Alejo, "Las patrulleras de los Guardacostas".
Defensa 342: 48-50 (October 2006).
- Marchessini, Alejo & Javier Taibo, "La Marina de Guerra del Perú".
Defensa 267/268: 36-59 (July / August 2000).
- Ortiz Sotelo, Jorge, Apuntes para la historia de los submarinos peruanos. Biblioteca Nacional, 2001.
- Rial, Juan, Los militares tras el fin del régimen de Fujimori-Montesinos.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Battle of Angamos
- Battle of Iquique
- Battle of Pacocha
- Ironclad Huáscar
- Miguel Grau
- War of the Pacific
[edit | edit source]
- Official Peruvian Navy Website
- Maquina de Combate — Photo gallery.
- Servicio Industrial de la Marina — Peruvian Navy Shipyards. In English and Spanish.
- The Peruvian Navy: the XIX Century Maritime Campaigns — a series of articles covering the history of the 19th century Peruvian Navy by Juan del Campo.
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