CO Almirante Padilla class

DE Type FS 1500 class



Corvette Almirante Padilla class

Built in Germany and classified as Frigates by the Colombian Navy


2100light (tn)
2300full load (tn)
95.30length (m)
11.30beam (m)
3.70draught (m)
27max speed (knots)

4Naval Engine diesel - MTU

8Missile Launcher MM40 Exocet
1Missile Launcher Simbad twin launcher

1Naval Gun Oto Melara 76 mm
1Naval Gun twin 40 mm
2Torpedo Launchers Mk 32 triple-tube 324mm

1Naval Radar air search radar DRBV-15 Sea Tiger

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1983--COColombian NavyFM-51ARC Almirante Padilla
1984--COColombian NavyFM-52ARC Caldas
1984--COColombian NavyFM-53ARC Antioquia
1984--COColombian NavyFM-54ARC Independiente

4 units


1981-mar-17Laid downLaid down CO FM-51 ARC Almirante Padilla
1981-jun-14Laid downLaid down CO FM-52 ARC Caldas
1981-jun-22Laid downLaid down CO FM-53 ARC Antioquia
1981-jun-22Laid downLaid down CO FM-54 ARC Independiente
1982-jan-06LaunchedLaunched CO FM-51 ARC Almirante Padilla
1982-apr-23LaunchedLaunched CO FM-52 ARC Caldas
1982-aug-28LaunchedLaunched CO FM-53 ARC Antioquia
1983-jan-21LaunchedLaunched CO FM-54 ARC Independiente
1983-oct-31CommissionedCommissioned CO FM-51 ARC Almirante Padilla
1984-feb-12CommissionedCommissioned CO FM-52 ARC Caldas
1984-apr-30CommissionedCommissioned CO FM-53 ARC Antioquia
1984-jul-27CommissionedCommissioned CO FM-54 ARC Independiente
1989RefitRefit CO FM-51 ARC Almirante Padilla Diesel MTU engines
1989RefitRefit CO FM-52 ARC Caldas Diesel MTU engines
1989RefitRefit CO FM-53 ARC Antioquia Diesel MTU engines
1989RefitRefit CO FM-54 ARC Independiente Diesel MTU engines

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