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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

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BUENOS AIRES protected cruiser (1896)

Buenos Aires 1910

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Buenos Aires 612 Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1893 18/5/1895 2/1896 stricken 5/1932

 

Displacement normal, t

4788

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

120.7 pp 129.2 oa

Breadth, m

12.9

Draught, m

5.61 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

17000

Max speed, kts

24

Fuel, t

coal 1000

Endurance, nm(kts)

6210(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 38 with 127 - 76 slopes, glacis: 127, shields: 114, CT: 152

Armament

2 x 1 - 203/45 Armstrong S, 4 x 1 - 152/45 Armstrong BB, 6 x 1 - 120/44 Armstrong Y, 16 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 5 - 450 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

350

Ship project history: Most modern protected cruiser of Argentina Navy before WWI, similar to Chilean Blanco Encalada. She was designed by main designer of Armstrong P. Watts; one of most successful "Elswick" cruisers. Hull was wood-sheathed, flush-decked wuth complete double bottom.

Ship protection: Protective deck ran the length of the ship and had 127 (over machinery)-38mm flat part with 127-76mm slopes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Buenos Aires 1911

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14