Venezuela – Corvettes and Patrol Ships

Corvettes and Patrol Ships

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Gauiqueri class Ocean Patrol Vessel LOA 325′ TDISP 2,370 tons (4 active, service since 2011) Spanish-built at Navantia.

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AB Guaiqueri PC-21, May 2011 Credit: barracuda, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Guaiqueri class OPV La Guaira 2021

Guaicamacuto class Large Patrol Vessel LOA 262′ TDISP 1,520 tons. Spanish-built by Navantia. These ships serve as major units of the Coast Guard. (3 active, 1 sank in 2020 ramming incident, service since 2010)

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Naiguatá GC-23 on sea trials. This ship later sank in March, 2020 after ramming the RCGS Resolute. Credit: Luis García Curado, Cádiz, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Guaicamacuto PV La Guaira 2021

Constitucion class Fast Attack Craft LOA 121′ TDISP 173 tons (6 active, service since 1974) built by Vosper Thornycroft, similar to the Royal Brunei Navy’s Waspada class, also in service with Indonesia.

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AB Victoria PC-16, ca. 2012. Credit: Carlos E. Perez S.L, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
Constitucion class FACs Punta Fijo 2021
If these boats are lined up correctly at their berths, these would be AB Libertad PC-14, AB Patria PC-15, AB Victoria PC-16.

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