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The Papudo, American PC-1638 class submarine chaser, was the first warship built as such in the Industrial Plant Asmar Talcahuano, according to plans by the U.S. Navy. Her keel was laid on December 30, 1968, and his baptism was effected on 20 April 1970, being officially handed over to the service of the Navy on 19 November 1971. At the time of its construction was one of the largest vessels made in the country. It was Mr. Rafael Ruiz alienated Vallejos, authorized by DS (M) No. 16 on September 22, 1993.


Ship List
Name # Port Laid
Launch Comm Decomm Notes
Papudo 1970 1993

Displacement, full 477 tons
Displacement, light tons
GT (Gross Tonnage) tons
NT (Net Tonnage) tons
DWT (Deadweight) tons
Length, O/A 53 meters / feet
Length, W/L meters / feet
Length, B/P meters / feet
Max Beam meters / feet
Draft3.1 meters / feet
Height meters / feet
Propulsion Type
Number of Main Engine(s)
Main Engine builder
Main Model
Main RPM
Main power HP 3550
Speed, maximum20 knots
Speed, Cruise Knots
Range nautical miles at knots
Stores endurance days
Weapons Systems
  • 4 mortars
  • 1 d One slider
  • 4 machine guns of 20/63 mm.
  • 1 machine gun of 40/56 mm.
  • 1 hedgehog.
  • Aviation

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