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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.




Ship List
Name # Port Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
AP 41 "Aquiles" 1987 1988

Displacement, full5,000 tons
Displacement, light tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 103 meters / 335 feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam17 meters / feet
Draft5.5 meters / feet
Height meters / feet
Propulsion Type
Number of Main Engine(s)
Main Engine builder
Main Model
Main RPM
Main power 7200 BHP
Speed, maximum15 knots
Speed, Cruise Knots
Range nautical miles at knots
Stores endurance days
Weapons Systems 2 mounts dual 20 mm. OERLIKON

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