|Name ARA Patria|
Beam 30 ft 6 in (9.3 m)
Installed power 3,300 ihp (2,500 kW)
Builder Samuda Brothers
|Tons burthen 1070 tons|
Draught 13 ft (4.0 m)
Length 77 m
|Propulsion 2 × 3-cylinder vertical triple-expansion steam engines Locomotive boilers Twin screws|
The ARA Patria, was a light cruiser which served in the Argentine Navy between and 1927. It was a modified Dryad-class torpedo gunboat in service with the Royal Navy during the same period.
The Patria was purchased from "Laird Brothers" and built in the shipyards "Cammel" in Birkenhead, England, at a price of £87,000 to replace the torpedo boat ARA Rosales , which had sunk at Cabo Polonio in 1892. The funds were raised by public subscription, headed by the newspapers "La Nación" and "La Prensa".
The ship was launched in 1893 and completed in 1894. In November of that year departs from England, arriving in Argentina the following month. It participated in the naval exercises held in 1895.
In January and February 1902 it participated in the naval exercises as part of the 2nd Sea Division, led by Counter admiral Manuel José García-Mansilla.
Toward the end of its career it served as a survey vessel, finally being decommissioned in 1927 by General Order No. 207 of the Navy Ministry.