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BAP Abtao (SS-42)

Name: Abtao
Namesake: Battle of Abtao
Builder: Electric Boat, Groton, Connecticut
Acquired: 1 March 1954
Decommissioned: 1998
Renamed: from Tiburón to Abtao, April 1957
Status: Museum ship since 2004
General characteristics [1]
Type: Submarine
Displacement: 825 long tons (838 t) surfaced
1,400 long tons (1,422 t) submerged
Length: 243 ft (74 m)
Beam: 22 ft (6.7 m)
Draft: 14 ft (4.3 m)
Armament: 6 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes (4 forward, 2 aft)
1 × 5 in (130 mm)/25 caliber gun

BAP Abtao (SS-42) was a Abtao-class submarine of the Peruvian Navy.

The submarine was built by the Electric Boat Company at Groton, Connecticut and delivered on 1 March 1954.[2] She initially served as Tiburón ("Shark"), but was renamed Abtao in April 1957. Originally assigned pennant number 5, in 1959 she was designated SS-2, then renumbered SS-42 in 1960.

The submarine was decommissioned in 1998 and became a museum ship in 2004.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Abtao"Historic Naval Ships Visitors Guide - BAP . Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Electric Boat Production Record". Retrieved 18 September 2010. 

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