Fast Attack Craft and Patrol Vessels
TNC 45 Type (Intrépida Class) Fast Attack Craft
Intrépida Class Ships
German built ships, originally designed to carry SST-4 Wire Guided Torpedoes, but there is some unchecked information about a retro-fit with SSM´s (presumably MM-38 Exocets). Their names are A.R.A. Intrépida (P-85) and A.R.A. Indómita (P-86).Order Air War South Atlantic, one of the most comprehensive books on the Falklands/Malvinas Conflict. It´s well worth it´s price!
Libur (Baradero) Class Fast Craft
Baradero Class Ships
These group of ships have been very active. Their primary duty is to patrol the channels and sound of Tierra del Fuego, but they were also sent to Central America under the UN Flag. No missilistic weapons are carried.
Originally built in the late 1940´s, these ships have riverine patrol responsability. Based at Buenos Aires, they patrol the Río de La Plata and Paraná rivers. They were also used as riverine gunboats in joint exercises with the U.S. Marine Corps. They also serve as training ships for midshipmen and cadets. Their names are A.R.A. Murature (P-20) and A.R.A. King (P-21)
A.R.A. Chaco (M-5) and A.R.A. Formosa (M-6) are the last two survivors of the six TON class units biught in the late 60´s. Based at Pto Belgrano, they also serve as training ships for midshipmen and cadets during the summer.