NRP Afonso Cerqueira


The corvette Afonso Cerquira was laid down in Colombia in 1973 and did service together with her three sister ships in the Portugese navy from 1975 until March 2015. She was sunk south of Cabo Girao in Maideira 4.September 2018 to create an artificial reef and dive attraction and rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 18 to 30 meter.

Former names:
Afonso Cerqueira

84,6 x 10,3 x 3,3 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1252 displ
Cartagena ( CO ) 1973
Lisbon ( PO )

Picture: Afonso Cerquira - F488
Madeira Island Information

Last updated: August 2019