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ARA Hercules (Type 42)


Ship List
# Name Builder Launch Comm Decomm Notes
# Hercules Vickers Armstrong Ltd., Barrow 24 Oct 1972 10 May 1976
# Santisima Trinidad AFNE Rio Santiago 09 Nov 1974 1 Jul 1981 2000 23 Jan 2013: Rolled over and sank at her berth.

Displacement, full 4.100 tons
Displacement, light tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 125 meters / feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam14,6 meters / feet
Draft 5,2 meters / feet
Height meters / feet
Propulsion TypeCombined gas or gas
Engines 2 Gas Turbine Olympus TM38, 50,000 HP.
Two gas turbines RM1A Tyne, 9,900 HP.
Propeller(s)2 axis.
Speed, maximum30 Knots (Olympus)
Speed, Cruise 18 knots (Tyne)
Range 4.000nm at 18 knots
Stores endurance days
Electronics
  • SITAC Advisory System (Real Time - SIAG 2005/2006)
  • Search air Radar Marconi P 965 with IFF.
  • Search Marconi surface Radar 992 Q.
  • Navigation and Control Kelvin Hughes Helicopters 1006
  • Radar Navigation DECCA 1229
  • Sonar - Graseby 184 M search and attack.
  • Sonar - Kelvin Hughes 162 M.
  • Weapons Systems original
  • one Vickers Mk8 4,5 (115mm) naval gun
  • one twin-launcher for Sea Dart missiles (GWS-30)
  • two triple 324mm torpedo tubes for Whitehead AS-244 torpedoes
    1980
  • added two single missile launchers for MM-38 Exocet

    missiles removed in 1999-2000

    1999-2000 refit
  • 2 Oerlikon single-barrel 20mm guns
  • 2 Browning M2 12,7mm heavy machine guns
  • RBS 70 MANPADS for air-defense
  • Aviation Type 2 Sea King (Equipped with Exocet Missile AM ??39).
    Complement166 Men (238 IM Full Team).



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