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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MENDOZA destroyers

Opiniâtre 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Rioja   Dyle et Bacalan, Bordeaux, France 1910 1911 --- // 9/1914 completed for France (Opiniâtre)
Mendoza   Dyle et Bacalan, Bordeaux, France 1910 18/2/1911 --- // 9/1914 completed for France (Aventurier)
San Juan   A C de Bretagne, Nantes, France 1910 8/12/1911 --- // 11/1914 completed for France (Téméraire)
Salta   A C de Bretagne, Nantes, France 1910 25/9/1911 --- // 11/1914 completed for France (Intrépide)

 

Displacement normal, t

930

Displacement full, t

1250

Length, m

86.3 wl 88.5 oa

Breadth, m

8.75

Draught, m

3.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Rateau steam turbines, 5 White - Foster Wheeler boilers

Power, h. p.

18000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 230 + oil 72

Endurance, nm(kts) 1850(10)

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/50 Bethlehem Mod.1, 4 x 1 - 533 TT

Complement 140

Ship project history: In 1910 the Argentine Navy initiated construction of 12 TBD, these 4 to be built in France. The French boats had three funnels. Magazine capacity was 250 rounds of 102mm shell. These destroyers were bought by France immediately after the outbreak of World War One. Four new boats were ordered from Krupp to replace them. Reportedly they were to have diesel engines. They were never delivered due to the war.

Ivan Gogin, 2014