They were originally ordered by South Africa, however the 1980s embargo resulted in the ships being sold to Argentina. The ships currently serve in the "Atlantic Area of Operations" of the Argentine Navy, based on Mar del Plata Naval Base, province of Buenos Aires. Their mission is to patrol Argentina's exclusive economic zone and to enforce fishing regulations, but according to reports in November 2012 they “hardly sail because of lack of resources for operational expenses”.
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- ARA Drummond (P-31) - ex-SAS Good Hope (F432)
- ARA Guerrico (P-32) - ex-SAS Transvaal (F602)
- ARA Granville (P-33)