Mexican Navy

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Mexican Navy
Armada de México  (Spanish)
LOGO Marina Armada de Mexico NEGRO.svg
FoundedJanuary 19, 1821; 201 years ago (January 19, 1821)
CountryMexico
TypeNavy
RoleNaval warfare
Size74,591 marines (2021)
Part ofSecretariat of The Navy
AnniversariesJune 1, National Navy Day[1]
Engagements
Commanders
Current
commander
Admiral José Rafael Ojeda Durán
Insignia
Naval jackMexican Navy Jack

The Mexican Navy (in Spanish: Armada de México) is the naval forces of Mexico and depends on the Navy Secretariat (SEMAR). It was founded on February 19, 1821. It is in charge of the protection of the Coasts of Mexico and the Exclusive Economic Zone.[2]

In addition to dedicating themselves to the protection of the coasts, they are also dedicated to the protection of rivers and waterways.[3]

Fleet[change | change source]

Class Image Type Ships Origin
Frigates (5)
Allende class ARM Mina Frigate 214.JPG Multipurpose Anti-submarine frigate F211 Ignacio Allende
F212 Mariano Abasolo
F213 Guadalupe Victoria
F214 Francisco Javier Mina
United States – ex-US Navy Knox-class frigate
Reformador class[4] Multipurpose Frigate F101 Benito Juárez[5] Netherlands/Mexico – Ships being built in The Netherlands and Mexico. At least 8 ships planned for fleet modernisation plan.
Missile boats (2)
Huracán class Israel mexico navy ceremony.jpg Missile boat A301 Huracán
A302 Tormenta
Israel – ex-Israeli Navy Sa'ar 4.5-class missile boat
Patrol vessel and other Warships (35)
Oaxaca class A.R.M. Oaxaca (P161).JPG Ocean patrol vessels P161 Oaxaca
P162 Baja California
P163 Independencia
P164 Revolución
P165 Chiapas[6]
P166 Hidalgo[6]
P167 Jalisco[7]
P168 Tabasco
Mexico
Durango class ARM Durango.jpg Compact Frigate / Patrol vessel P151 Durango
P152 Sonora
P153 Guanajuato
P154 Veracruz
Mexico
Sierra class Marina Michoacán.jpg Corvette P141 Sierra
P143 Prieto
P144 Romero
Mexico
Holzinger class EPN. Día de la Marina.jpg Ocean/Offshore patrol vessels P131 Holzinger
P132 Godínez
P133 De la Vega
P134 Berriozabal
Mexico
Uribe class Ocean patrol vessels
P122 Azueta
P123 Baranda
P124 Bretón
P125 Blanco
P126 Monasterio
Spain
Valle class Quezon (PS 70).jpg Converted Minesweeper / Ocean patrol vessels P102 Juan de la Barrera
P103 Mariano Escobedo
P104 Manuel Doblado
P106 Santos Degollado
P108 Juan N. Álvarez
P109 Manuel Gutiérrez Zamora
P110 Valentín Gómez Farías
P112 Francisco Zarco
P113 Ignacio L. Vallarta
P114 Jesús González Ortega
P117 Mariano Matamoros
United States – ex-Auk-class minesweeper
Coastal patrol ships (44)
Tenochtitlan class[8][9] Patrulla Costera ARM Teotihuacan.jpg Coastal patrol PC331 Tenochtitlan
PC332 Teotihuacan
PC333 ARM Palenque
PC334 ARM Mitla
PC335 ARM Uxmal
PC336 ARM Tajin[10]
PC337 ARM Tulum[11]
PC338 ARM Monte Albán[12]
PC339 ARM Bonampak[13]
PC340 Chichen Iztzá
Netherlands/Mexico Based on Damen Stan Patrol 4207
Azteca class Patrulla Costera Clase Azteca ARM Tamaulipas.jpg Coastal patrol PC202 Cordova
PC206 Rayón
PC207 Rejón
PC208 De la Fuente
PC209 Guzmán
PC210 Ramírez
PC211 Mariscal
PC212 Jara
PC214 Colima
PC215 Lizardi
PC216 Mugica
PC218 Velazco
PC220 Macías
PC223 Tamaulipas
PC224 Yucatán
PC225 Tabasco
PC226 Cochimie
PC228 Puebla
PC230 Vicario
PC231 Ortíz
United Kingdom
Mexico
Demócrata class Coastal patrol PC241 Demócrata
PC242 Francisco I. Madero
Mexico
Cabo class Coastal patrol PC271 Corriente
PC272 Corso
PC273 Catoche
Mexico
Punta class Coastal patrol PC-281 Morro
PC-282 Mastún
Mexico
Interceptors
Polaris class ARM Armelnath 3.jpg Small Patrol vessel 44 In service Sweden
Polaris II class ARM Armelnath 3.jpg Small Patrol vessel 6 In service + 17 under construction Mexico
Acuario A/B class Patrol In service Mexico
Isla class Patrol In service Mexico
Amphibious ships (3)
Papaloapan class US Navy 050909-N-8154G-180 The Mexican Navy amphibious ship Papaloapan (P-411) sits off the coast of Mississippi preparing to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts along the Gulf Coast.jpg Tank landing ship A411 Papaloapan
A412 Usumacinta
United States – ex-USN Newport-class tank landing ship
Panuco class LST-942 underway in late 1944.jpg Tank landing ship A402 Manzanillo United States – ex-US Navy USS Clearwater County, transferred in 1972
Logistic support vessel (2)
Montes Azules class ARM Montes Azules leaving Port of Guaymas, 04.12.2019.jpg Landing ship BAL01 Montes Azules
BAL02 Libertador (construction completed, inaugurated on September 10, 2012)[14]
Mexico
TBD class Supply ship BAL11 Isla Madre Launched July 11, 2016.[12] Netherlands Based on Damen Stan 5009 Fast Crew Supplier
Mine counter-measure (6)
Banderas class Minesweeper Banderas
Magdalena
Kino
Yavaros
Chamela
Tepoca
United States
Auxiliary vessels
Huasteco class Multipurpose logistics vessel AMP01 Huasteco
AMP02 Zapoteco
Mexico
Maya class Multipurpose ATR01 Maya
ATR02 Tarasco
Mexico
Cuauhtemoc class Barquecuauhtemoc.jpg Three-masted barque sail training ship BE01 Cuauhtémoc Spain

References[change | change source]

  1. "Día de la Marina". sct.gob.mx. Archived from the original on May 31, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  2. "Mission and objectives" Archived July 7, 2007, at the Wayback Machine (in Spanish)
  3. "Secretaria de Marina – Armada de México". Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
  4. "En la presente Administración se impulsa el desarrollo de la Flota Naval con el Diseño, Construcción y Reparación de Buques de la SEMAR". Archived from the original on October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  5. "Launch date scheduled for Mexico's long-range patrol vessel". Archived from the original on October 8, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "3er Informe De Labores" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on October 4, 2015. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  7. "La Secretaría de Marina pone a flote la Patrulla Oceánica ARM "HIDALGO" para la Armada de México". Archived from the original on September 20, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2016.
  8. "Fourth Damen Stan Patrol 4207 patrol vessel for Mexican Navy". August 23, 2013. Archived from the original on September 15, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  9. "Mexican Navy contracts Damen for fifth Tenochtitlan-class Patrol Vessel (Stan Patrol 4207)". December 12, 2013. Archived from the original on December 18, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  10. "Mexican Navy orders sixth Tenochtitlan-class Patrol Vessel (Stan Patrol 4207) from DAMEN". April 1, 2014. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
  11. "MEXICAN NAVY AND DAMEN SIGN CONTRACT FOR TWO VESSELS". Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "LA SECRETARÍA DE MARINA-ARMADA DE MÉXICO REALIZA BOTADURA DEL BUQUE DE APOYO LOGÍSTICO ARM "LIBERTADOR" (BAL-02), EN SALINA CRUZ, OAXACA". Archived from the original on July 13, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  13. "4° Informe de Gobierno" (PDF). Presidencia de la República. September 1, 2016. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 16, 2016. Retrieved September 2, 2016.
  14. "La Secretaría de Marina- Armada de México realiza la botadura de la patrulla costera Arm "Monte Albán" (PC-338)". Archived from the original on September 14, 2012. Retrieved September 12, 2012.

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