home

fighting ships of the world

ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

CORRIENTES destroyers (1896-1898)

Corrientes 1900

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Misiones 1018 Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1895 22/8/1896 7/1897 stricken 10/1930
Santa Fé 1019 Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1895 1896 10/1896 wrecked 19/4/1897
Entre Rios 1020 Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1895 11/7/1896 12/1896 stricken 10/1930
Corrientes 1021 Yarrow, Poplar, UK 1895 10/10/1896 1/1898 stricken 10/1930

 

Displacement normal, t

240

Displacement full, t

280

Length, m

57.9

Breadth, m

5.94

Draught, m

2.23

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

4200

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts)

900(15)
Armour, mm steel; belt: 20 - 13

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/46 Maxim-Nordenfelt 14pdr 18cwt, 3 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 1 - 450 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

54

Ship project history: Steel-hulled destroyers with turtleback-form forecastle and three funnels. Contract speed was 26kts for 3hrs, but ships had difficulty achieving it.

Ship protection: Armour plating extended over the boilers and machinery at the waterline.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Santa Fé wrecked 19/4/1897 on Rio de La Plata off Colonia del Sacramento during a storm.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14