Guaiquerí (PC-21)

Guaiquerí in May, 2011. photo uploaded to wikimedia by user barracuda.

Nation
Ship Class
Ship Type
Laid Down
2008
Launched
2009
Commissioned
2011
AD/BC
AD
History

Guaiquerí (PC-21) is the lead of a four-ship class of corvettes. Built in Spain for Venezuela, she commissioned 14 April, 2011. Built with stealth tech, Guaiquerí displaces 2,419 tons, and can achieve speeds of 24 knots on her diesel engines. She packs a 76mm gun forward, an Oerlikon 35mm CIWS, and two 12.7mm machine guns. She also has a hangar and flight deck installed for helicopter operations. In March, 2016, Guaiquerí suffered an accidental discharge of her 76mm, resulting in at least one fatality.