ARA Cormorán at anchor, Buenos Aires, 2009
|Namesake:||Cormorant, an aquatic bird from Argentina’s littoral.|
|Builder:||AFNE Rio Santiago, Argentina|
|Type:||Hydrographic survey vessel|
|Length:||25.3 m (83.0 ft)|
|Beam:||5 m (16.4 ft)|
|Draft:||1.8 m (5.9 ft)|
|Propulsion:||2-shaft, 2 × Diesel engines, 440 hp (330 kW)|
|Speed:||11 knots (13 mph; 20 km/h)|
|Notes:||Career and characteristics data from “Histarmar”.|
ARA Cormorán (Q-15) is a hydrographic survey boat of the Argentine Navy, built in the Río Santiago Shipyard and based in Buenos Aires. The vessel is named after the cormorant, a seabird that inhabits Argentina’s littoral, and is the fourth Argentine naval ship with this name.
Cormorán is a coastal and fluvial research ship designed by the engineering team at Río Santiago Shipyard, where it was built. Its hull has a metallic structure covered with cedar wooden planks, and its superstructure is made of aluminium.
Cormorán was built in the Río Santiago Shipyard. Commissioned by the Argentine Navy in February 1964, she was assigned to the Naval Hydrographic Service ((in Spanish) Servicio de Hidrografía Naval).