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TAURO (SNGC 20-1) class

Country of Origin: Costa Rica

ship list

 4 TAURO-class PATROL BOATS (WPB)(U.S. Boston Whaler design)

 Name              Pendant No.       Status

 TAURO             SNGC 20-1         Active
 VILLA MAR         SNGC 20-2         Active
 COCORI            SNGC 22-1         Active
 ESCORPION         SNGC 24-1         Active


Survivors of a class of 13. All ordered by Costa Rica and completed in 1983. Foam-core glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) construction.


All four are active.


 Boston Whaler, Rockland, Mass.


 Displacement:       1.2-2.0 tons full load
      length         TAURO and VILLA MAR: 20 ft (6.6 m)
                     COCORI: 22 ft (6.7 m)
                     ESCORPION: 24 ft (7.3 m)
      beam           Unknown
      draft          Unknown
 Propulsion:         1 gasoline outboard engine; 70 total bhp;
                       1 shaft
      speed          24 max. knots
 Manning:            5 total
 Combat Systems:
      guns           1 12.7-mm machine gun
                     1 7.62-mm machine gun
      radar          1 navigation

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