Esmeralda class



Corvette Esmeralda class

Very powerful and fast, Esmeraldas are the main strenght of the Armada de Ecuador. They were designed and built in Italy, basically similar to the Iraqui Assad Class ( which were embargoed and not delivered and transferred to the Malaysian Navy as Laksamana class instead ).

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690full load (tn)
57.80length (m)
9.30beam (m)
2.90draught (m)
37max speed (knots)
4Naval Engine diesel - MTU
1Missile Launcher 8-cell Albatros
4Missile Launcher MM40 Exocet
1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Gun twin 40 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Thomson Diodon

Aircraft Login to Edit

    Typical Max
Landing platform only. No hangar
Ecuadorian Navy Bell 206 01

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Shipyards Login to Edit

Cantiere navale del Muggiano, Lerici - Lerici3
Cantiere navale di Ancona - 3

Ships on Database Login to Edit

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Ecuadorian NavyCM 11EsmeraldasCM111982--
Ecuadorian NavyCM 12ManabiHCMA - CM121983--
Ecuadorian NavyCM 13Los RiosHCWA - CM131983--
Ecuadorian NavyCM 14El OroHCWB - CM141983--
Ecuadorian NavyCM 15GalapagosHCWC - CM151984--
Ecuadorian NavyCM 16LojaHCWD - CM161984--

6 units

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1980-oct-5Launched CM 11 Esmeraldas
1981-feb-5Launched CM 12 Manabi
1981-feb-5Launched CM 14 El Oro
1981-feb-28Launched CM 13 Los Rios
1981-jul-5Launched CM 15 Galapagos
1982-feb-27Launched CM 16 Loja
1982-aug-7Commissioned CM 11 Esmeraldas
1983-jun-21Commissioned CM 12 Manabi
1983-oct-1Commissioned CM 13 Los Rios
1983-dec-10Commissioned CM 14 El Oro
1984-may-26Commissioned CM 15 Galapagos
1984-may-26Commissioned CM 16 Loja
1985 CM 14 El Oro caught fire: 2 years out of commission

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