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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SAN LUIS destroyers

Aetos 1914

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
San Luis 698 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 2/2/1911 --- // 9/1912 completed for Greece (Aetos)
Santa Fé 699 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 15/3/1911 --- // 9/1912 completed for Greece (Ierax)
Santiago 700 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 15/7/1911 --- // 9/1912 completed for Greece (Leon)
Tucumán 701 Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1910 26/4/1911 --- // 9/1912 completed for Greece (Panthir)
  

Displacement normal, t

980

Displacement full, t

1175

Length, m

86.9 wl 89.3 oa

Breadth, m

8.45

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 5 White Foster boilers

Power, h. p.

22000

Max speed, kts

32

Fuel, t

coal 230 + oil 90

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/50 Armstrong P, 4 x 1 - 533 TT (8)

Complement

110

Ship project history: In 1910 Argentina ordered 12 torpedo-boat destroyers - four from Cammell Laird and four each from French and German yards. These English boats (laid down in 1910) had five funnels whereas the French and German ones had three. Magazine capacity was 250 rounds of 102mm shells. These four destroyers, named after Argentine towns, were sold to Greece in October 1912 for the First Balkan War.

Ivan Gogin, 2014