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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

SUBMARINES

SANTA FÉ submarines (1933)

Salta 1933

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Santa Fe S1 34 Tosi, Taranto, Italy 1928 27/7/1931 1933 stricken 9/1956
Santiago del Estero S2 36 Tosi, Taranto, Italy 1928 28/3/1932 1/1933 stricken 4/1959
Salta S3 35 Tosi, Taranto, Italy 1928 17/1/1932 1/1933 stricken 8/1960

 

Displacement standard, t

755

Displacement normal, t

935 / 1155

Length, m

69.2

Breadth, m

6.68

Draught, m

5.05

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Tosi diesels / electric motors

Power, h. p.

3000 / 1400

Max speed, kts

17.5 / 9

Fuel, t

diesel oil 90

Endurance, nm(kts)

7100(8) / 80(4)

Armament

1 x 1 - 102/40 Odero-Terni, 2 x 1 - 8/80, 8 - 533 TT (4 bow, 4 stern)

Complement

40

Diving depth operational, m 80

Ship project history: Submarines were designed by Tosi on a basis of Italian Settembrini, in the Argentina references figure as Tarantinos class (i.e. constructed in Taranto). The contract by 208,000£ for one boat unit was concluded 29/9/1926. Saddle-tank hull. Pressure hull was shared on 5 compartments, the central station was a bulk hold-refuge. Submarines arrived to Argentina 7/4/1933. For their basing old armoured cruiser General Belgrano was used.

Modernizations: 1940s, all: + 1 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 1

Naval service: No significant events.

Santiago del Estero 1937

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14