ARA Buenos Aires

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ARA Buenos Aires
ARA Buenos Aires
Career
Name: Buenos Aires
Namesake: Buenos Aires
Builder: Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow
Launched: 21 September 1937
Completed: 4 April 1938
Struck: 1971
Fate: Scrapped, 1971
General characteristics
Class & type: Buenos Aires-class destroyer
Displacement: 1,375 t (1,353 long tons) standard
2,042 t (2,010 long tons) full load
Length: 98.45 m (323 ft 0 in)
Beam: 10.38 m (34 ft 1 in)
Draught: 3.2 m (10 ft 6 in)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared steam turbines, three boilers,34,000 hp (25 MW)
Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)
Range: 4,100 nmi (7,600 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 130
Armament: 4 × 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns (4 × 1)
8 × 0.5 inch machine guns
8 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 × 4)

ARA Buenos Aires was the lead ship of her class of destroyer built for the Argentine Navy. The ship's design was based on the British Royal Navy's G class. Buenos Aires was laid down by Vickers Armstrong at Barrow and launched on 21 September 1937. After completion on 4 April 1938, she was turned over to the Argentine Navy, and remained in service until she was stricken in 1971.

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