ARA Ciudad de Rosario (Q-62)

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History
United States
Name: Red Wood
Builder: United States Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay
Cost: $2,779,624
Launched: 4 April 1964
Commissioned: 4 August 1964
Decommissioned: 30 June 1999
Fate: transferred to Argentine, 30 June 1999
History
Argentina
Name: Ciudad de Rosario
Acquired: 30 June 1999
Commissioned: 30 March 2000
General characteristics
Displacement: 525 metric tonnes
Length: 49.05 m (160.9 ft)
Beam: 10 m (33 ft)
Draft: 2 m (6 ft 7 in)
Propulsion: 2 × Caterpilar D398, producing 900 hp (670 kW) each
Speed: 12.6 knots (23.3 km/h; 14.5 mph)

ARA Ciudad de Rosario (Q-62) is a multi-purpose auxiliary ship of the Argentine Navy based at Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires. It was formerly USCGC Red Wood (WLM-685).

Operational Service[edit]

Tasked with control and monitoring of fluvial spaces in the jurisdiction of the Naval River Area, including activities to support the community, rescue and transport of personnel and boats of the Marine Corps.

In 2004, 2008, and 2009 Ciudad de Rosario was part of a Health Campaign in several villages of the Paraná River, attending to clinical and dental needs of the most isolated populations; in these missions, Ciudad de Rosario was accompanied by the patrol boat ARA Río Santiago (P-66).

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