Ecuadorian Sailors assigned to the Ecuadorian Corvette BAE El Oro (CM 14). Ecuadorian Navy ship Guayas , visiting Pearl Harbor . In 1991, acquired from the Royal Navy along with Danae (F47) , the "Eloy Alfaro" was decommissioned on 19 March 2008, after 17 years of service in the Ecuadorian Navy.
By 1939 the Ecuadorian Air Force was still limited to about 30 aircraft and a staff of about 60, including 10 officers. Military aviation did not start in earnest until the early forties when an Ecuadorian mission to the United States resulted in the delivery of an assortment of aircraft for the Aviation school at Salinas .