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ISLA DE LA PLATA (LG-37) class

Country of Origin: Ecuador

ship list


 2 ISLA DE LA PLATA-class PATROL CRAFT (WPC)

 Name                Pendant No.    In Service       Status

 ISLA DE LA PLATA    LG-37          June 11, 1971    Active
   (ex-Ecuadorian coast guard 9 DE OCTUBRE, LG-37;
   ex-Ecuadorian Navy MANTA, LM-25)
 ISLA SANTA CLARA    LG-38          June 23, 1971    Active
   (ex-Ecuadorian coast guard 27 DE OCTUBRE, LG-38; ex-Ecuadorian
   navy NUEVO ROCAFUERTE, LM-27; ex-TENA)
 TULCAN              LM-26          April 2, 1971    Sunk

description

The LG-37 and LG-38 were transferred from the navy to the coast guard in 2000. Both ships refitted and modernized in 2003/2004 at Astinane, Guayaguil. They were renamed around 2008.

status

The first two units are active. They are subordinated to the coast guard.

builders


 Friedrich Lurssen Werft, Vegesack, Germany

characteristics


Displacement:       119 tons standard
                    134 tons full load
Dimensions:
     length         119 ft 4 in (36.40 m) overall
     beam            19 ft      ( 5.80 m)
     draft            5 ft 9 in ( 1.80 m) maximum
Propulsion:         2 General Motors Detroit Diesel type
                      16V-149T1 diesels; 9,000 total bhp;
                      3 shafts
Performance:
     speed          35 knots
     range          700 nm at 30 kts.; 1,500 nm at 15 kts.
Manning:            19 total
Combat Systems
     guns           1 20-mm AA
                    1 12.7-mm machine gun
     radars         1 navigation
                    1 Thales Pollux fire control
     EW             1 Thales DR-2000S intercept

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

variants alternative

ex-MANTA class

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