Buenos Aires-class destroyer
ARA Buenos Aires
|Name:||Buenos Aires class|
|Builders:||Vickers Armstrong, John Brown, Cammel Laird, UK|
|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 Parsons steam turbines, three boilers, 25,000 kW (34,000 hp)|
|Speed:||35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph)|
|Range:||4,100 nmi (7,600 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
After World War II these ships were modified by installing two single hand-worked 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors guns between the funnels replacing the original 76 mm (3 in) 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 the 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 (T6 / D6)||Vickers-Armstrong, Barrow||21 September 1937||4 April 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA Corrientes (T8)||21 September 1937||1 July 1938||Sunk in collision with cruiser ARA Almirante Brown, 3 October 1941|
|ARA Entre Rios (T7 / D7)||21 September 1937||15 May 1938||Scrapped 1973|
|ARA Misiones (T11 / D11)||Cammell Laird, Birkenhead||23 September 1937||5 September 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA San Juan (T9 / D9)||John Brown & Company, Clydebank||24 June 1937||23 March 1938||Scrapped 1973|
|ARA San Luis (T10 / D10)||23 August 1937||23 March 1938||Scrapped 1971|
|ARA Santa Cruz (T12 / D12)||Cammell Laird||3 November 1937||26 September 1938||Scrapped 1973|
ARA Corrientes collided with cruiser ARA Almirante Brown in the fog during naval excercises and sank on 3 October 1941, 54 nm northeast of Mar del Plata. On 19 September 1955, San Luis, San Juan and Entre Rios supported cruiser ARA Nueve de Julio when the latter destroyed fuel depots at the port of Mar del Plata, in the course of the Revolucion Libertadora. Some civilian property was damaged. The destroyers also shelled the headquarters of the Army Antiaircraft School, north of the city, some hours later.
- "El Choque y Hundimiento del Torpedero "Corrientes"". www.histarmar.com.ar (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-10.
- "Hace 61 años bombardeaban el puerto de Mar del Plata". Diario La Capital de Mar del Plata (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-12-10.
- Whitley, M.J. (1988). Destroyers of World War 2. Cassell Publishing. ISBN 1-85409-521-8.
- Montehengo, Guillermo J. An Argentinian Naval Buildup in the Disarmament Era. Warship 2002-2003. Conway's Maritime Press.
- (in Spanish) Destroyers ("Destructores (Tambien llamados Torpederos)") - Histarmar website (accessed 2017-02-04)
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