BAP Montero (FM-53)
BAP BAP Montero (FM-53)
|Career (Peru)|| |
|Laid down:||June 161976|
|Fate:||Active in service|
|Notes:||ITU callsign: OBHF|
|Class and type:||Carvajal class frigate|
|Displacement:||2,206 tonnes (2,525 tonnes full load)|
113.2 m overall|
106.00 m waterline
|Range:||4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) at 16 knots (30 km/h)|
|Complement:||199 (22 officers)|
1 AB-212ASW helicopter or |
1 ASH-3D Sea King (deck only)
|Aviation facilities:||Fixed hangar for 1 medium helicopter|
BAP Montero (FM-53) is the third out of four Carvajal class frigates ordered by the Peruvian Navy in 1973. It was built by SIMA (Servicio Industrial de la Marina, Navy Industrial Service) at Callao under license from the Italian shipbuilder Cantieri Navali Riuniti. As such, it was the first modern warship built in Peru. In late 2007 her flight deck was extended to allow ASH-3D Sea King helicopters to land and refuel, even though they can't be housed in the ship's hangar.
- RIMPAC (Hawaii-USA) 2002.
- SIFOREX (Peru) 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007.
- Phase-0 (Puerto Rico) 1993, 1997.
- Phase-4 (Peru) 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2000.
- Atlantic Phase 2003 (Argentina).
- Pacific Phase 2004 (Peru), 2006 (Chile), 2007 (Peru).
Unitas 45-04 Perú - BAP Montero (FM-53) in firing run
- Rodríguez, John, "Las fragatas Lupo: una breve mirada retrospectiva y perspectivas". Revista de Marina, Year 95, No. 3: 8-32 (July / December 2002)
- Navy Newstand RIMPAC - A direct hit by BAP Montero caused the final blow and eventually sank the "hostile" vessel (ex-USS Rathburne)