ARA Patria underway
|Builder:||Samuda Brothers, Poplar (London), United Kingdom|
|Tons burthen:||1070 tons|
|Length:||262 ft 6 in (80.0 m)|
|Beam:||30 ft 6 in (9.3 m)|
|Draught:||13 ft (4.0 m)|
|Installed power:||3,300 ihp (2,500 kW)|
|Speed:||20 kn (37 km/h)|
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.
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.
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- Arguindeguy, Pablo (1972) (in Spanish). Apuntes sobre los buques de la Armada Argentina (1810-1970). Buenos aires: Comando en Jefe de la Armada.
- "ARA Patria". http://www.histarmar.com.ar/Armada%20Argentina/Buques1852-1899/Patria-Crucero.htm. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
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