EC 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 ).


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

helicopter   Aircraft

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


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

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1982--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 11EsmeraldasCM11
1983--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 12ManabiHCMA - CM12
1983--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 13Los RiosHCWA - CM13
1983--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 14El OroHCWB - CM14
1984--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 15GalapagosHCWC - CM15
1984--ECEcuadorian NavyCM 16LojaHCWD - CM16

6 units


1980-oct-05LaunchedLaunched EC CM 11 Esmeraldas
1981-feb-05LaunchedLaunched EC CM 12 Manabi
1981-feb-05LaunchedLaunched EC CM 14 El Oro
1981-feb-28LaunchedLaunched EC CM 13 Los Rios
1981-jul-05LaunchedLaunched EC CM 15 Galapagos
1982-feb-27LaunchedLaunched EC CM 16 Loja
1982-aug-07CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 11 Esmeraldas
1983-jun-21CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 12 Manabi
1983-oct-01CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 13 Los Rios
1983-dec-10CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 14 El Oro
1984-may-26CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 15 Galapagos
1984-may-26CommissionedCommissioned EC CM 16 Loja
1985 EC CM 14 El Oro caught fire: 2 years out of commission

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