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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

ROSARIO armoured river gunboats (1909)

Paraná 1918

Rosario 1940

Rosario 1955

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Rosario 811 Armstrong, Tyne, UK 8/1907 27/7/1908 6/1909 stricken 7/1959
Paraná 812 Armstrong, Tyne, UK 9/1907 28/4/1908 6/1909 stricken 9/1956

 

Displacement normal, t

709

Displacement full, t

1055

Length, m

73.1 pp 76.4 oa

Breadth, m

9.80

Draught, m

2.13 normal 4.30 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1300

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

coal 160

Endurance, nm(kts)

1000(8)
Armour, mm belt: 76, bulkheads: 38, magazines: 51, deck: 25, CT: 76

Armament

2 x 1 - 152/13 howitzers, 6 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 8 x 1 - 7.7/94

Complement

145

Ship project history: Armoured shallow-draught gunboats, original "argument" of Argentina in dispute on internal river borders with Brazil and Uruguay. Intended for patrol on frontier rivers Parana and Uruguay and supports of troops ashore in case of the conflict. Competition on building, declared by Argentina government in 1905, was benefited by Armstrong, the contract was concluded in June, 1907. Cost of one ship was 81445£

    Gunboats had hull with a forecastle and a poop and ram. Freeboard height amidships was 2m. On trials Parana made 15kts, Rosario 15.25kts.

Ship protection: Protection was ensured by Krupp-steel belt, covering only machinery and closed by 38mm bulkheads; magazines were protected by 51mm nickel-steel armour.

Modernizations: early 1930s, both: + 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II

late 1940s, both: + 2 x 1 - 40/39 Mk VIII

Naval service: No significant events.

Paraná 1918

Paraná 1952

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15