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ARA San Martín
ARA SanMartin
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Name: ARA San Martin
Namesake: José de San Martín
Builder: Orlando, Livorno
Launched: 25 May 1896
Acquired: October 1896
Struck: 18 December 1935
Fate: Scrapped, 1947
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: 540
Armament:

2 × 2 - Armstrong 8-inch (203 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 San Martín was a Garibaldi-class armoured cruiser of the Argentine Navy. The ship was built in Italy and is considered part of the Italian Giuseppe Garibaldi class. The ship was launched on 25 May 1896 and served the Argentine Navy until she was stricken on 18 December 1935.

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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