Mendoza-class destroyer

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Mendoza 1932.jpg
Mendoza in 1932.
Class overview
Name: Mendoza class
Builders: JS White, Cowes, England
Operators:  Argentine Navy
Built: 1927-29
In commission: 1929-62
Completed: 3
Retired: 3
General characteristics
Type: Destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1595 tonnes (standard)
  • 2154 tonnes (full load)
Length: 102.11 m (335.0 ft)
Beam: 9.68 m (31.8 ft)
Draught: 3.81 m (12.5 ft)
Propulsion: 2 shaft geared steam turbines, four boilers, 42,000 hp (31,000 kW)
Speed: 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph)
Range: 4,500 nautical miles (8,300 km; 5,200 mi) at 14 kn (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 160
Armament:

The Mendoza class were a group of destroyers built in Britain for the Argentine Navy in the 1920s. They were the first part of the Argentine re-armament programme of the 1920s

Design[edit]

The ships were based on the Thornycroft type destroyer leader design built at the end of World War I, with minor modifications. British pattern weapons were used. There was a limited modernisation in the 1950s when 40 mm (1.6 in) Bofors guns and updated sensors were fitted.

Ships in class[edit]

All three ships were built by J. Samuel White & Co in Cowes, Isle of Wight; and were named after provinces of Argentina.

Ship Launched Commissioned Decommissioned
ARA Mendoza (E-3) 18 July 1928 24 January 1929 April 1962
ARA La Rioja (E-4) 2 February 1929 23 July 1929 April 1962
ARA Tucuman (E-5) 16 October 1928 3 May 1929 April 1962

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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.

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