Broadsword Class for Guatemala

japottinger
3rd March 2010, 14:43
Doe any of our US friends have any data or images of a class of long range patrol vessels built by Halter Marine Services Inc. of New Orleans at their Chalmette LA. Division for Guatemala. They were termed Broadsword class and were 105 ft long

exsailor
4th March 2010, 12:19
Think these are the vessels to which you refer:-
http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/halter-patrol%20craft.htm
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1116231049049695551yVIEWT
http:www.flickr.com/photos/96788238@N00/2909978763 plus next view in photostream

Dennis.

japottinger
5th March 2010, 18:24
Think these are the vessels to which you refer:-
http://shipbuildinghistory.com/history/shipyards/5small/inactive/halter-patrol%20craft.htm
http://travel.webshots.com/photo/1116231049049695551yVIEWT
http:www.flickr.com/photos/96788238@N00/2909978763 plus next view in photostream

Dennis.

Many thanks Dennis, but none of the shots show this type, the one I am looking for was named Kukuuklan or similar. Jim

AncientBrit
5th March 2010, 22:49
No details on build, but I think these are the craft you mean.
Marina de Guatemala.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54eTrFMH4c
Seek and ye shall find LOL
The following is translated into English and takes some studying to figure out, but lists all the vessels shown in video, who built then and when.
http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.eng.edu.gt/historia.html&ei=YX2RS6nJBaK2tAO8jtH8Aw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA0Q7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmarina%2Bguerra%2Bguatemala%26hl%3Den %26sa%3DX

japottinger
6th March 2010, 17:26
No details on build, but I think these are the craft you mean.
Marina de Guatemala.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l54eTrFMH4c
Seek and ye shall find LOL
The following is translated into English and takes some studying to figure out, but lists all the vessels shown in video, who built then and when.
http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.eng.edu.gt/historia.html&ei=YX2RS6nJBaK2tAO8jtH8Aw&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA0Q7gEwAQ&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmarina%2Bguerra%2Bguatemala%26hl%3Den %26sa%3DX

You have come up trumps Bob!
I was drawing a model plan from a small GA published in Holland Shipbuilding magazine of Dec. 1976, now I see the video I will have to change the shape a little due to the flat knuckle extending full length below the rail.
74 and still not grown up!
cheers,
Jim

AncientBrit
6th March 2010, 20:43
Should a future need arise for identifying Guatemalan naval vessels.
KUKULKAN -CG1051 105ft 100tons
UTATLAN -CG851 85ft 60tons
S.S.OSORIO-CG852 " "
TECUN UMAN- CG651 65ft 35tons
KAIBAL BALAN-CG652 " "
AZUMANCHE -CG653 " "
TZACOL -CG654 " "
BITOLA -CG655 " "
GUCUMATZ -CG656 65Ft....Research vessel
PICUDA 35ft 8tons River/Lake patrol craft
BARRACUDA " "