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American Museum, Iquitos

American Museum, Iquitos


From Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Telephone: (065) 251900 annex 153 | Facebook:@MuseosNavalesPerú




Av. La Marina s/n Punchana - Iquitos


The B.A.P. America, is the second oldest gunboat in the world. It was built in 1904 in Liverpool, England. Up to the Port of Iquitos on May 11, 1905, being incorporated into the Navy of Peru, on August 12, 1905 and becomes a floating museum in 1989.

This unit represents part of our oldest historical, fluvial and lacustrine heritage.

It is a steam gunship with 135 feet of Length, 20 feet of Sleeve and 6 feet 6 inches of prop, with a gross weight of 239.44 tons. The armament consisted of 02 Armstrong guns of 37 millimeters, 33 rifles Manlinches and 23 sabers of boarding.

At the beginning of 1908, information was received that Colombian troops were approaching Putumayo.

Inside it shows a sample related to the participation of this unit in the conflicts with Colombia and Ecuador, which is complemented with an exhibition that highlights the presence of the Peruvian Navy in the Peruvian Oriente and its contribution to integrate it with the rest of the country through constant explorations, cartographic surveys and permanent support to the riparian settlers of that region, as well as in the defense of the Territorial Sovereignty.

Manager of the Museum Ship: Tte 1 ° Piere Begazo