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Uribe-class patrol vessel

Class overview
Name: Uribe
Builders: Empresa Nacional Bazán
Operators: Mexican Navy
Preceded by: Valle-class patrol vessel
Succeeded by: Holzinger-class patrol vessel
Built: 6
In service: 6
Active: 6
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 988 tons (normall load)
Length: 67 m (220 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Draught: 3.52 m (11.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel electric drive MTU 20 V. 958TB-92 12, 200 HP.
Speed: 18.5 knots (maximum)
Range: 8,000 NM at 12 kts.
Troops: 0
Crew: 54
Sensors and
processing systems:
Optical fire director CSEE Model 74 NAJA
Navigation: Racal Decca Serie 12 Radar. Both Sensor are integrated in the RADOP 30 Fire Control System.
Armament: 1x 40 mm L70 Bofors DP.
Aircraft carried: 1 MBB Bo 105 Helicopter
Aviation facilities: One helicopter hangar and Helipad

Uribe-class patrol vessels are offshore patrol vessels use by the Mexican Navy. The class was developed by the Spanish company Empresa Nacional Bazán in 1982. It is a multi-role patrol craft with twin funnels and a helicopter deck. These ships have main armament (40 mm L70 DP gun) at B position. Ships of the Uribe class were the first vessels of the Mexican Navy able to operate on board helicopters (MBB Bo 105).

Ships

  • ARM Uribe (P121) (1982)
  • ARM Azueta (P122) (1982)
  • ARM Baranda (P123) (1983)
  • ARM Bretón (P124) (1983)
  • ARM Blanco (P125) (1983)
  • ARM Monasterio (P126) (1983)

See also

  • Mantilla class patrol vessel

References

  • Faulkner, K. (1999) Jane's Warship Recognition Guide. 2nd Edition. London: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Friedman, N. (1997) The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems, 1997-1998. US Naval Institute Press.
  • Wertheim, E. (2007) Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. 15 edition. US Naval Institute Press.
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