Uribe-class patrol vessel

Uribe-class patrol vessels are offshore patrol vessels in use by the Mexican Navy.

Class overview
Name: Uribe class
Builders: Empresa Nacional Bazán
Operators:  Mexican Navy
Preceded by: Valle class
Succeeded by: Holzinger class
Built: 6
In service: 5
Active: 5
Retired: 1
General characteristics
Type: Offshore patrol vessel
Displacement: 988 tons (normal load)
Length: 67 m (220 ft)
Beam: 10.5 m (34 ft)
Draught: 3.52 m (11.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 Diesel electric drive MTU 20 V. 958TB-92 12,200 hp (9,100 kW)
Speed: 18.5 knots (34.3 km/h; 21.3 mph)
Range: 8,000 nmi (15,000 km; 9,200 mi) at 12 kn (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 54
Sensors and
processing systems:
  • Optical fire director CSEE Model 74 NAJA
  • Navigation: Racal Decca Serie 12 Radar. Both Sensor are integrated in the RADOP 30 Fire Control System.
Armament: 1 × 40 mm L70 Bofors DP.
Aircraft carried: 1 MBB Bo 105 Helicopter
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 their main armament, a single 40 mm L70 DP gun, located at 'B' position. Ships of the Uribe class were the first vessels of the Mexican Navy able to operate MBB Bo 105 helicopters on board.


  • ARM Uribe (P121) (1982) – Fate: Scuttled on 21 November 2015 1 mile off of the Baja Californian coast at Rosarito to create an artificial reef.[1]
  • ARM Azueta (P122) (1982)
  • ARM Baranda (P123) (1983)
  • ARM Bretón (P124) (1983)
  • ARM Blanco (P125) (1983)
  • ARM Monasterio (P126) (1983)

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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