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Friday, July 13th 2018, 7:30pm

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.

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Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 1:55am

El Comercio (Lima), 16 October 1948

The demolition of the destroyers Independencia and Union was completed today at the Servicios Industriales de la Marina yard at Callao; the last of the steel scrap has been removed from the dry docks where the ships were broken up, and the docks will now be prepared to receive the destroyers Confederacion and Republica. The stripping of their hulls as begun, and the armament, machinery, and any other useful equipment will be removed to storage before they are towed into the dry dock for final demolition, which is expected to commence in early December.

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Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 3:36am

Were Confederacion and Republica ever up for sale, btw?

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Wednesday, August 1st 2018, 3:56am

Were Confederacion and Republica ever up for sale, btw?


No, they were not.

At the time the market looked rather thin and having just managed to sell the Ancons and the Valdezs to China I did not want to push matters too far. So I deliberately chose to scrap them rather than sell them.

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Tuesday, August 7th 2018, 3:10pm

El Popular (Lima), 29 October 1948

The corvettes Huancabamba and Zarumila were launched today at the Servicios Industriales de la Marina yard at Callao, and towed to the yard’s fitting-out wharf where work on them will continue; they are expected to be completed early next year. These vessels are intended for oceanic patrols in the waters off our coast, assuring the integrity of our maritime zones.

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Thursday, September 6th 2018, 2:23am

Peruvian News and Events, November 1948

El Popular (Lima), 4 November 1948

The post-refit trials of the cruiser Amazonas were completed today without serious complication, and the vessel has been declared operational.

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Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 6:17pm

The Peruvian Times (Lima), 12 November 1948

The Ministry of Defense announced today that the frigate Prado has successfully completed its operational training and has been selected to make a goodwill cruise to Guayaquil.