Submarines from Peru, Brazil, and the U.S. Carry Out Military Maneuvers in High Seas
By Dialogo June 21, 2011
On 17 June, submarines from Peru, Brazil, and the United States participated in military maneuvers in Peruvian deep-sea waters as part of the celebrations marking the centennial of the creation of the Peruvian Submarine Force, the Navy announced.
The naval units, accompanied by four corvettes and five missile frigates, two landing ships, and airplanes, participated in a naval review off San Lorenzo Island, off the coast of the department of Lima.
The U.S. Navy’s USS Topeka SSN-754 submarine and the Brazilian Navy’s Timbira S-32 submarine were the invited guests of the Peruvian Navy.
The military event was presided over by Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne together with Rear Adm. Víctor Pomar, who exercised operational and tactical control over the maneuvers and the naval review on the high seas.
The Peruvian Navy’s Submarine Force was created on 19 August 1911 and is considered the South American pioneer.