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Peruvian News and Events, October 1948

The Peruvian Times (Lima), 2 October 1948

The first group of Ancon-class torpedo boats sold to China have been formally handed over in special ceremonies at the Callao naval base. The entire Ancon class, and the Capitan Valdez class destroyers, will be transferred over the coming months. The sale has sparked concerns in foreign circles but on the whole has been met with approval by both the Peruvian naval staff and by government officials. The proceeds of the sale are expected to be used to finance construction of vessels better suited to Peruvian requirements and at the same time lighten the manning burden on the Armada.