AP 41 "Aquiles"
The AP 41 "Aquiles" ["Achilles"] is a transport of cargo and passengers (troops) of great autonomy, designed to operate for long periods without support. It was built by Asmar (T), being released to water and baptized on December 04, 1987. It was given officially to the Navy on 16 August 1988, being the largest ship built by these shipyards to date. The name "ACHILLES" recalls that Greek hero of the Trojan war. Man brave, magnanimous, impulsive and quick, qualities that are present every day in each Member that made up the staffing of this unit.
AP "Aquiles" is a ship's three decks, with accommodations at the Centre, which ensures a good habitability both in port and at sea. In addition, has a flight deck aft to operate with medium helicopters. It has accommodations for 250 passengers, 15 officers and 90 crew members. The ship carries out various commissions during the year, which cover all the national territory, both insular and continental, provide support to isolated areas or in catastrophic situations, transporting material or medical aid, and contributing to the logistical support of the Navy and from January 08, 2010, depends on the Commander in Chief of the first Naval zone.
|Displacement, full||5,000 tons|
|GT (Gross Tonnage)||tons|
|NT (Net Tonnage)||tons|
|Length, O/A||103 meters / 335 feet|
|Length, W/L||meters / feet|
|Length, B/P||meters / feet|
|Max Beam||17 meters / feet|
|Draft||5.5 meters / feet|
|Height||meters / feet|
|Number of Main Engine(s)|
|Main Engine builder|
|Main power||7200 BHP|
|Speed, maximum||15 knots|
|Range||nautical miles at knots|
|Weapons Systems||2 mounts dual 20 mm. OERLIKON|
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