|Photographer:||JerryE [View profile]||Title:||ROU VANGUARDIA 26||Added:||Jun 22, 2014|
|Captured:||May 24, 2011||IMO:||Unavailable||Hits:||593|
|VANGUARDIA, the former East German OTTO VON GUERICKE (A 441), a vessel of the Polish "Piast"-class, came under Federal German custody in October 1990 and was acquired by Uruguay in Oct 1991. Sailed for Montvideo in Jan 1992 after a refit, towing the R.O.U. BANCO ORTIZ (27), a former East German coastal tug which had been purchased as well.
VANGUARDIA is seen here nested alongside the decommissioned former French "Cdt. Rivière"-class frigate MONTEVIDEO (3) ex AMIRAL CHARNER.