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PC-1646 built in Chile.

PC-1638 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Laid down by Astilleros Maestranzas de la Armada (ASMAR), Talcahuano, Chile
  • Launched 7 January 1970
  • Completed 27 NOvember 1971 and commissioned Papudo (P 37)
  • Struck from the Chilean Navy Register in 1993
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 280 t.
  • Length 173' 9"
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 10' 3"
  • Speed 19 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose mount, one Mk 15 trainable ASW Hedgehog projector, one 40mm gun mount and four 20mm guns
  • Propulsion: Two 1,400bhp General Motors 16-567 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    PC-1646 95k . Bob Daly/PC-1181
    PC-1646 145k 26 January 1986
    Iquique, Chile
    Photo by Karsten Petersen
    Photo from SAILOR - Global Images

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