|ARA Nueve de Julio (C-5)|
|Name:||Nueve de Julio|
|Namesake:||9 July 1816, the date of Argentine Independence|
|Acquired:||11 January 1951|
|Status:||Scrapped in 1979|
|Class & type:||Brooklyn-class cruiser|
|Length:||608 ft 4 in (185.42 m)|
|Beam:||61 ft 9 in (18.82 m)|
|Draft:||24 ft (7.3 m)|
|Speed:||33.5 knots (62.0 km/h)|
|Complement:||868 officers and men|
15 × 6 in (152 mm)|
8 × 5 in (127 mm) guns
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.
Boise was sold to the Argentine Navy on 11 January 1951. During her service in the Argentine Navy, she participated in the 1955 Revolución Libertadora, when she shelled oil depots and military facilities in the city of Mar del Plata, along with a flotilla of destroyers. 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 a British nuclear submarine.