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ARA Cormorán

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ARA Cormorán at anchor, Buenos Aires, 2009
History
Argentina
Name: Cormorán
Namesake: Cormorant, an aquatic bird from Argentina’s littoral.
Builder: AFNE Rio Santiago, Argentina
Commissioned: 1964
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Type: Hydrographic survey vessel
Displacement: 102 tons
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)
Complement: 21
Notes: Career and characteristics data from “Histarmar”.[1]

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.[1]

Design

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.[1]

It is powered by two diesel engines driving two propellers, and has a Decca TM 1226 navigation radar.[1]

History

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).[1]

Since then she has undertaken several campaigns, which included depth sounding, current measuring, water sampling and bottom sampling.[1]

In 2010 she supported the hydrographic surveys performed in the Río de la Plata by the Uruguayan ship ROU Sirius.[2]

In 2012 she surveyed the inner Río de la Plata, and in 2013 sounded the rivers Paraná Ibicuy and Paraná Pavón;[3] during 2014 she surveyed the Magdalena Channel of the Río de la Plata.[4]

See also

References

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Buque Hidrográfico A.R.A. "Cormorán"". Histarmar - Historia y Arqueología Marítima (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. Retrieved 2016-01-10.
  2. ^ "Apoyo a un buque uruguayo que realiza tareas científicas". Gaceta Marinera (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina. 3 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  3. ^ "El Servicio de Hidrografía Naval llevó a cabo varios relevamientos". Gaceta Marinera (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina. 27 November 2013. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  4. ^ "La lancha hidrográfica ARA "Cormorán" efectuó trabajos de batimetría". Gaceta Marinera (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina. 9 May 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 10 January 2016.

Bibliography

Other sources

Further reading

  • Arguindeguy, Pablo (1972). Apuntes sobre los buques de la Armada Argentina (1810-1970) (in Spanish). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Comando en Jefe de la Armada.

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