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  • D1 ARA Hercules

    AR Argentine Navy

    2004 to present - B52 ARA Hercules    

    1977 to 1999    


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    Flight Deck:
    Call Sign: LOHE
    Shipyard: BAE Systems (Vickers)
    See Also: LCC Hercules class B52


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    History of AR D1 ARA Hercules

    1971-jun-16Laid down
    1976-may-9TrialsUKBAE Systems (Vickers) returned to Barrow after sea trials, wearing side number 28.
    1976-jul-12Commissionedentered ARA service 19 Sept 1977
    1977-augHomeportarrived in Argentina after completion of shakedown and training in UK.
    1999Fate: transferedconverted and re-classified

    History of AR Hercules class B52 ARA Hercules

    1999Refitwithdrawn from active service for major modification in Chile to become Fast Assault, Command ship



        from Hercules class
    4100full load (tn)
    125length (m)
    14.60beam (m)
    5.20draught (m)
    28max speed (knots)
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
    2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
    2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG
    4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
    1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
    1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
    2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
    1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
    2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
    1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
    1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184



        Typical Max
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    AR Argentine Navy Westland Lynx mk23 11

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    UK BAE Systems (Vickers),

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