Ecuador Navy Back in Town Yesterday

Armada del Ecuador

Armada del Ecuador

What an amazing experience living overlooking the water. In my entire life I have never seen so many wonderful sights as we have seen in our last eight months here in Salinas.  Yesterday late afternoon six of the Ecuadorian Navy’s more intimidating vessels anchored in the waters off the yacht club. With my new camera (Thanks to dear Nancy Watson)  I was able to get great shots and even was able to read the ships numbers marked on the bow of the ships.

Info on these ships is included in this recap from Wikipedia:

Guided missile frigates (2 in service)
BAE Morán Valverde (FM-01) United Kingdom Leander-class frigate Condell-class frigate
BAE Presidente Eloy Alfaro (FM-02) United Kingdom Leander-class frigate Condell-class frigate
Guided missile corvettes (6 in service)
BAE Esmeraldas (CM-11) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class
BAE Manabí (CM-12) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class
BAE Los Rios (CM-13) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class
BAE El Oro (CM-14) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class
BAE Galápagos (CM-15) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class
BAE Loja (CM-16) Italy Tipo 550 class corvette Esmeraldas class

CM 11 Esmeraldas

 

FM 02 Presidente Eloy Alfaro

CM 15 Galapagos

CM 16 Loja

FM 01 Moran Valverde

 

CM 14 El Oro

You can also find more information at this website: http://books.google.com/books?id=TJunjRvplU4C&pg=PA167&dq=ecuadorian+navy+ship+guide&hl=en&ei=wP-mTe_KA8TngQfWlY30BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CDYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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