Girish Mahajan

ARA Nueve de Julio (C 5)

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Name  Nueve de Julio
Status  Scrapped in 1979
Displacement  9,700 tons
Launched  3 December 1936
Acquired  11 January 1951
Class and type  Brooklyn-class cruiser
Construction started  1936
Length  185 m
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Namesake  9 July 1816, the date of Argentine Independence

The ARA Nueve de Julio was an Argentine Navy cruiser, purchased from the United States Navy on 11 January 1951. Nueve de Julio was decommissioned in 1978 and sent to Japan to be scrapped.

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Early career

ARA Nueve de Julio (C-5) was built as the USS Boise (CL-47) in 1936 by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company, Newport News, Virginia. The Boise was a Brooklyn-class light cruiser, named for the city of Boise, the capital of Idaho. She served in World War II in the Pacific theater before decommissioning on 11 July 1946.

Argentine career

Boise was sold to the Argentine Navy on 11 January 1951. During her service in the Argentine Navy, she participated in the 1955 RevoluciĆ³n Libertadora, when she shelled oil depots and military facilities in the city of Mar del Plata, along with a flotilla of destroyers, on 19 September 1955. She was accidentally rammed by her sister General Belgrano (former USS Phoenix) on exercises in 1956, which resulted in damage to both cruisers. Nueve de Julio was decommissioned in 1979. Her sister ship, the General Belgrano remained in service until her sinking during the Falklands War with Britain by the British submarine HMS Conqueror.

References

ARA Nueve de Julio (C-5) Wikipedia


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