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ARA Garibaldi
ARA Garibaldi
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Name: ARA Garibaldi
Namesake: Giuseppe Garibaldi
Builder: Gio. Ansaldo & C., Genoa
Launched: 27 May 1895
Acquired: 14 July 1895
Reclassified: Training ship, 1920
Fate: Sold for scrap, 5 November 1936
General characteristics
Class & type: Giuseppe Garibaldi-class armoured cruiser
Displacement: 6,773 long tons (6,882 t)
Length: 344 ft 2 in (104.9 m)
Beam: 50 ft 8 in (15.4 m)
Draught: 23 ft 4 in (7.1 m)
Installed power: 13,000 ihp (9,700 kW)
Propulsion: 2 shafts, vertical triple-expansion steam engines
8 cylindrical boilers
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement: 500
Armament:

2 × 1 - Armstrong 10-inch (254 mm) guns
10 × 1 - 6-inch (152 mm) guns
6 × 1 - 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns
10 × 1 - 6-pounder guns

4 × 1 - 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: Belt: 3.1–5.9 in (79–150 mm)
Barbettes: 5.9 in (150 mm)
Gun turrets: 5.9 in (150 mm)
Conning tower: 5.9 in (150 mm)

ARA Garibaldi was the lead ship of her class of armoured cruiser for the Argentine Navy. The ship was built in Italy and is considered part of the Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi-class cruiser. The ship was launched on 27 May 1895 and served the Argentine Navy until she was stricken on 20 March 1934.

ReferencesEdit

Further readingEdit

  • (Spanish) Burzaco, Ricardo. Acorazados y Cruceros De La Armada Argentina. Eugenio B, Buenos Aires, 1997. ISBN 987-96764-0-8
  • (Spanish) Arguindeguy, Pablo. Apuntes sobre los buques de la Armada Argentina (1810-1970). Comando en Jefe de la Armada, Buenos aires, 1972. ISBN n/d



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