Buenos Aires-class destroyer
ARA Buenos Aires
|Builders:||Vickers Armstrong, John Brown, Cammel Laird, UK|
|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)|
|Armament:||4 × 4.7 inch (120 mm) QF Mark IX guns (4 × 1)
8 × 0.5 inch machine guns
8 × 21 inch (533 mm) torpedo tubes (2 × 4)
The Buenos Aires class destroyers were a group of destroyers built for the Argentine Navy in Britain in the 1930s.
The ships were based on the contemporary G class destroyers building for the British Royal Navy, with some modifications to suit Argentinian requirements. After World War 2 these ships were modified by installing two single hand-worked 40 mm Bofors guns between the funnels replacing the original 3-inch anti-aircraft gun and two twin air-cooled Bofors unique to the Argentine and Swedish navies (instead of the more common water-cooled mounts) replacing after bank of torpedo tubes. Radar and sonar was also fitted at this time and Santa Cruz landed B gun in favor of a pair of Hedgehog anti-submarine weapons.
|ARA Buenos Aires (E6)||Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow||21 September 1937||4 April 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA Corrientes (E8)||Vickers, Barrow||21 September 1937||1 July 1938||Sunk in collision with cruiser ARA Almirante Brown, 3 October 1941|
|ARA Entre Rios (E7)||Vickers, Barrow||21 September 1937||15 May 1938||Scrapped 1973|
|ARA Misiones (E11)||Cammell Laird, Birkenhead||23 September 1937||5 September 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA San Juan (E9)||John Brown & Company, Clydebank||24 June 1937||23 March 1938||Scrapped 1973|
|ARA San Luis (E10)||John Brown, Clydebank||23 August 1937||23 March 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA Santa Cruz (E12)||Cammell Laird||3 November 1937||26 September 1938||Scrapped 1973|
- Whitley, M.J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8.
- Guillermo J. Montehengo, An Argentinian Naval Buildup in the Disarmament Era, in Warship 2002-2003, Conway's Maritime press.