Mantilla-class patrol vessel

Mantilla-class patrol vessels are offshore patrol vessels in use by the Argentine Coast Guard since 1983.

PNA Doctor Manuel Mantilla
Class overview
Name: Mantilla (Halcón II)
Builders: Empresa Nacional Bazán
Operators: Prefectura Naval Argentina
Built: 5
In service: 5
Active: 5
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 1,084 tons (normal load)
Length: 67.0 m (219 ft 10 in)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft 5 in)
Height: 5.9 m (19 ft 4 in)
Draught: 3.25 m (10 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel electric drive MTU 16V. 956 9,000 hp (6,700 kW)
Speed: 21.5 knots (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) (maximum)
Range: 5,000 nmi (9,300 km; 5,800 mi) at 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph).
Troops: 0
Crew: 38
Aircraft carried:
Aviation facilities: One helicopter hangar and helipad


The class was developed by the Spanish company Empresa Nacional Bazán in 1982. It is a multi-role patrol craft with twin funnels and a helicopter deck. These ships have main armament (40 mm L70 DP gun) at B position. Ships of the Mantilla class were the first vessels of the Argentine Coast Guard able to operate on board helicopters (AS.365 Dauphin or AS.350 Écureuil).

Starting 2014 the ships of the class undergone a modernization program at Tandanor which will extend its operating life for 30 years[1][2]


See also




  • Faulkner, K. (1999) Jane's Warship Recognition Guide. 2nd Edition. London: Harper Collins Publishers.
  • Friedman, N. (1997) The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapons Systems, 1997-1998. US Naval Institute Press.
  • Wertheim, E. (2007) Naval Institute Guide to Combat Fleets of the World: Their Ships, Aircraft, and Systems. 15 edition. US Naval Institute Press.
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