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  • 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

    List of Ships

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        Sorted by Year Filter:     Hide Transfers     Hide deriv.    
    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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