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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

BUENOS AIRES destroyers (1938)

Buenos Aires 1940

Buenos Aires 1957

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Buenos Aires E6, 1940- T6, 1952- D6 710 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 1936 21/9/1937 4/1938 stricken 1971
Entre Ríos E7, 1940- T7, 1952- D7 720 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 1936 21/9/1937 5/1938 stricken 1973
Corrientes E8, 1940- T8 721 Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow, UK 1936 21/9/1937 7/1938 collision 3/10/1941
San Juan E9, 1940- T9, 1952- D9 550 John Brown, Clydebank, UK 1936 24/6/1937 3/1938 stricken 1973
San Luis E10, 1940- T10, 1952- D10 551 John Brown, Clydebank, UK 1936 23/8/1937 3/1938 stricken 5/1971
Misiones E11, 1940- T11, 1952- D11 1021 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1936 23/9/1937 9/1938 stricken 5/1971
Santa Cruz E12, 1940- T12, 1952- D12 1022 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1936 3/11/1937 9/1938 stricken 1973

 

Displacement standard, t

1375

Displacement full, t

2010

Length, m

97.5 wl 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.6

Draught, m

3.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

34000

Max speed, kts

35.5

Fuel, t

oil 450

Endurance, nm(kts)

4100(14)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/45 Vickers-Armstrong Mk F, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 2 x 4 - 533 TT

Complement

130

Ship project history: Ordered in the Great Britain under special 1934 program, simultaneously with cruiser La Argentina. Destroyers were built by various private companies under drawings of British destroyer Gallant.

Modernizations: 1956, all survived: - 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 4 DCT, 1 DCR

1958-1959, all survived: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 2 x 4 - 12.7/62, 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 4 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 2 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 10 ASWRL, 2 - 324 ASW torpedo launchers

Naval service: Corrientes has sunk 3/10/1941 as result of collision with cruiser Almirante Brown at Tierra del Fuego.

Santa Cruz 1952

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15