Cuba to Repair Venezuelan Missile Frigate

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
From IHS Jane's Defence:

Cuban shipyard to repair Venezuelan missile frigate
The Venezuelan Navy has contracted Cuba's Granma Military Industrial Shipyards to perform a comprehensive refit of its General Soublette (F 24) Lupo-class guided-missile frigate, according to local Venezuelan media reports.

The contract includes maintenance and repair of the ship's hull and structure.

General Soublette was inspected in November 2014 - along with sister ship Almirante Luis Brion (F 22), Kariña (PC 24) ocean patrol vessel (OPV), and Goajira (T 63) and Los Llanos (T 64) transports - and found to require extensive repairs and maintenance. General Soublette was launched in 1980 at the Cantieri Navali Riuntini and commissioned into the Venezuelan Navy in December 1981.