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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

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REPÚBLICA corvette (1943/1948)

República 1960

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
República (ex-Smilax, ex-Tact) P10 108 Collingwood, Canada 1942 24/12/1942 6/1943 // 28/12/1948 deleted 1961

Displacement standard, t

1000

Displacement full, t

1370

Length, m

57.9 pp 63.5 oa

Breadth, m

10.1

Draught, m

4.42 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

2750

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 337

Endurance, nm(kts)

7400(10)

Armament

1 x 1 - 105/41 Bofors M45, 4 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 7, 4 DCT, 2 DCR (100)

Sensors

type 268, 276 radars, sonar

Complement

109

Ship project history: This ship was built by British request for transfer to the USA by "reverse" lend-lease, but was commissioned by RN. In 1946 she was returned to USN custody and in 1948 transferred to Argentina.

Modernizations: 1950s: - 2 x 1 - 20/70; + 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015