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Comandante Gral. Irigoyen

The General Commander Irigoyen was transferred to the Argentina Navy, July 9, 1961 and since February 2010 was naval museum in San Pedro. The "Francisco de Gurruchaga" on July 24, 1975 (based in the city of Ushuaia in dependence on the Swift Boat Association of the Southern Naval Area since February 15, 2010) and the "Warrant Officer Castillo", 30 September 1993 (its name pays tribute to Warrant Officer First Marine Julius Saturninus Castillo, hero of the Falklands War, who was given the highest honor: the nation ARGENTINA TO THE HEROIC valor in combat).

These vessels complied valuable services since their incorporation as rescue vessels submarine, support for Antarctic expeditions, rescue many of the shipwrecked cruise "General Belgrano" when it was sunk by the English nuclear submarine "Conqueror" in the Falklands War in 1982. They had shown excellent results for their robustness and seaworthy.

Name No. Built In Service
Comandante General Irigoyen
Ex-ATF 152
A1 1945/61
Francisco de Gurruchaga
(Ex- Luiseno ATF 156)
A3 Charleston, USA June 1945
Warrant Officer Castillo
(Ex-Takelma ATF 113)
A6 Alameda, USA August 1944

Displacement 1731 Tn. at full load.
Dimensions 62.5 x 11.7 x 5.2 (m)
Propulsion Diesel-Electric - 4 GM 12-278, 4400 HP, 4 Generators - 1 motor HP 3000 - one propeller.
Speed 16 Knots.
Autonomy 6500 nautical miles at 15 knots.
Crew 85 Men. Cannons
  • 2 20 mm Oerlikon guns.
  • 3 double machine guns Breda Bofors 40/60 mm, 2 double and 1 single mounts..
  • Radars
  • Search area: Racal Decca 626.
  • Navigation: Racal Decca 1230.

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