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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

CERVANTES destroyers (1927)

Cervantes 1930

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cervantes (ex-Churucca) C, E1, 1940- T1, 1952- D1 La Carraca, Cartagena, Spain   26/6/1925 9/1927 stricken 6/1961
Juan de Garay (ex-Alcalá Galiano) JG, E2, 1940- T2, 1952- D2 La Carraca, Cartagena, Spain   2/11/1925 9/1927 stricken 3/1960

 

Displacement standard, t

1536

Displacement full, t

2087

Length, m

97.5 pp 101.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.65

Draught, m

3.65 full load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

42000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 540

Endurance, nm(kts)

4500(12)

Armament

5 x 1 - 120/45 Vickers-Armstrong Mk D, 1 x 1 - 76/45 Vickers Mk SS, 4 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCR(8)

Complement

175

Ship project history: Former Spanish destroyers Churucca and Alcalá Galiano, sold to Argentina 10/6/1926 under construction. As a compliment for the former mother country they received names in honour of eminent Spaniards. On 4hr trials Cervantes shown 37.64kts overage speed, and made maximally 39.76kts.

    Since 1952 ships were rated as destroyer escorts.

Modernizations: late 1940s, both: - 1 x 1 - 120/45, 1 x 1 - 76/45, 4 x 1 - 7.7/87; + 3 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 1

Naval service: All ships were stricken 10/1/1956 and BU in 1959-1960. Juan de Garay was used for training in 1952-1959.

Juan de Garay 1928

Cervantes 1952

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15