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ARA Buenos Aires (D 6)

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Name  Buenos Aires
Completed  4 April 1938
Fate  Scrapped, 1971
Length  98 m
Builder  Vickers-Armstrongs
Namesake  Buenos Aires province
Struck  1971
Launched  21 September 1937
Draft  3.2 m
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Class and type  Buenos Aires-class destroyer

ARA Buenos Aires was the lead ship of her class of destroyer built for the Argentine Navy, in service from 1938 to 1971.

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Design

The ship's design was based on the British Royal Navy's G class destroyer.

The Argentine Navy initially classified it as a "torpedo boat" ((Spanish) torpedero), and in the 1950s as a "destroyer".

History

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.

It was the fifteenth ship of the Argentine Navy with this name.

References

ARA Buenos Aires (D-6) Wikipedia


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