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 ).


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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


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

The Max option implies only aircraft of this model onboard    


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

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

6 units


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

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