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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ALMIRANTE BROWN destroyers (1983-1984)

Almirante Brown 1990

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Almirante Brown D10 933 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, West Germany 8/9/1980 28/3/1981 2/2/1983 in service (2017)
La Argentina D11 934 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, West Germany 30/3/1981 25/9/1981 11/5/1983 in service (2017)
Heroína D12 935 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, West Germany 24/8/1981 17/2/1982 7/11/1983 in service (2017)
Sarandí D13 936 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, West Germany 9/3/1982 31/8/1982 26/4/1984 in service (2017)

 

Displacement standard, t

2900

Displacement full, t

3360

Length, m

119.0 pp 125.9 oa

Breadth, m

15.0

Draught, m

4.32 hull 5.80 sonar dome

No of shafts

2

Machinery

COGOG: 2 Olympus TM-3B gas turbines / 2 Tyne RM-1C gas turbines

Power, h. p.

51600 / 10200

Max speed, kts

30.5

Fuel, t

gas turbine oil

Endurance, nm (kts) 4500(18)

Armament

2 x 4 MM40 Exocet SSM (4 MM40), 1 x 8 Albatros SAM (24 Aspide), 1 x 1 - 127/54 OTO-Melara Compact, 4 x 2 - 40/70 Breda-Bofors Compact Twin 40, 2 x 3 - 324 ILAS-3 TT (18), 1 DCR(9), 1 helicopter (Alouette III)

Sensors

Decca 1226, ZW-06, DA-08A, WM-25, STIR, 2x LIROD radars, KAE 80 (DSQS-21BZ) sonar, Sphinx, Scimitar ECM suites, 2x SCLAR decoy RL, G1738 torpedo decoy, SEWACO CCS

Complement

200

Ship project history: Initially to have been a classs of six, four of which were to be built in Argentina, instead the Argentines decided to build four MEKO 360s and six MEKO 140s. The 40mm are controlled by two HSA LIROD optronic/radar directors. These ships were built on the modularised systems concept. Under construction during the conflict in the South Atlantic, the British-built gas turbines were embargoed for a while.

Modernizations: 2000s, all: ability to carry 1 Fennec helicopter

2005, Almirante Brown; 2007, La Argentina; 2009, Sarandí: helicopter deck was enlarged to allow landing of Sea King helicopter

Naval service: No significant events.

La Argentina 2002

Ivan Gogin, 2017