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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: April 21st, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Thanks for your input, B and Hood!

The first high sea vessel built at SIMA slips at Callao was BAP Zorritos in the mid 1950s. Zorritos was a British design able of on-going replenishment in 2 side stations, and from the stern. When not used by the Fleet, she was used by Oficina Naviera Comercial (a commercial branch of the Navy) shipping oil derivatives along the Peruvian coast harbours. As soon as Zorritos was launched, her slip was occupied by the keel of her twin, Lobitos ATP-159, which was launched some years later.
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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: April 29th, 2024, 2:16 am
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Good morning, guys.

After the severe rout of the War of the Pacific, Peruvian Navy had no ships. During the war, Peru ordered a pair of ship to Howaldt shipyards in Germany, which were twin screw steel mercantile vessels with powerful machinery and high top speed. They were armed in Thames Iron Works, but were reteined in Britain until the war´s end. Only Lima arrived (the sister-ship was sold to USA in wake of the Spanish-American war, renamed Topeka and used as gunboat). In Peruvian Navy Lima had a long career, and until the arrival of the twin Elswick scout cruisers in 1907 was the only "warship" of the fleet (despite being only an auxiliary cruiser) and was the flagship of the Navy´s C in C. Originally armed with two BL 6 inch Armstrong gun in waist shielded positions, in 1906 was rearmed with 4 x 4 inch guns, and 4 x 3 pounder Maxim Nordenfeldt 47 mm guns. During the 1920s she was classified as gunboat (a much more near to reality category than "cruiser") painted in Navy gray, a new superstructure in the pilothouse and a wireless comunication gear were given, and for her last sortie in 1932, a pair of 20 mm Oerlikons were added. Lima was paid off in 1940.

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In the 1960s, after building a pair of British designed oilers, the Navy´s shipyard SIMA, begun the construction of a pair of Japanese designed oilers, which were bigger than the first pair made there. Named Pariñas and Pimentel, they were used mainly by Oficina Naviera Comercial, a commercial branch of the Navy, but reteined a stern refueling station for fleet use.

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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 5th, 2024, 8:10 pm
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Good afternoon, guys.
The biggest vessels built in Peru were the five 25,000 tons oil tankers of the Trompeteros class. Built by SIMA at Callao from the late 1970s to the mid 1980s. One of them, BAP Talara, was used by Oficina Naviera Comercial almost exclusively.
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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 6th, 2024, 10:47 am
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Great additions.
(but the stern crane on the last one is partially outlined in non-black and for some reason the superstructure is painted in 2 different colors ;) )


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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 7th, 2024, 10:07 am
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Nice work.
The Peruvian Navy seemed to have quite a few big tankers!

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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 7th, 2024, 5:42 pm
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Thanks for the input B and Hood.

I am having problems with the color shades. I am correcting both of them. Cheers.

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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 11th, 2024, 12:50 pm
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Good morning, guys.

SS Constitución was a transport bought by the Peruvian Navy during the short lived Civil War of 1895, she was formely known as SS Bayley. A steel made in 1886, single screw, steamer. She was armed with a pair of Krupp land based 105 mm breech loaded guns mounted in Vavasseur-like pivot carriages locally made. With the arrival of better hulls she was disarmed until paid off and sold in 1920.

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Credits: The heavy retouched photograph was a poor guide for the rigging. I followed the rigging of the some years older HMS Iris, made by DP. Thanks!

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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 18th, 2024, 11:37 pm
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Good evening, guys.
SS Iquitos was a steel steamer used by the MGP (Peruvian Navy) in the early XX century. Made as SS Harlech Castle in 1894 at Glasgow, was adquired by Peru in 1906, and was in use until 1934. During 1907 to 1909 was used as the Naval Academy, and for several years was the backbone of the transport fleet of the MGP.
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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 26th, 2024, 9:35 pm
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Post subject: Re: Some Peruvian Navy vessels 1890 - 2020.Posted: May 27th, 2024, 7:48 am
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Nice additions indeed.

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