|ARA Santa Cruz (1921)|
|Namesake:||province of Santa Cruz, Argentina|
|Builder:||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering, Govan, Glasgow, Scotland|
|Notes:||Transferred to YPF after arrival in Argentina|
|Length:||110.94 m (364.0 ft)|
|Beam:||1,432 m (4,698.2 ft)|
|Draft:||8.6 m (28 ft)|
|Propulsion:||1-shaft, 1 × marine steam engine|
|Speed:||12 knots (14 mph; 22 km/h)|
|Notes:||Career and characteristics data from “Histarmar”  and “Flota YPF”  websites.|
ARA Santa Cruz was an auxiliary ship of the Argentine Navy, built in the Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Shipyard, Govan, Scotland, in 1921. She was transferred to the YPF tanker fleet after arrival in Argentina, and remained in YPF service until decommissioned and scrapped in 1948. The vessel was named after the Argentine province of Santa Cruz, and is the ninth Argentine naval ship with this name. 
Santa Cruz was a tanker built at the Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company shipyard at Govan, Scotland, United Kingdom. She had a metal hull and superstructure, two masts, and a single funnel. 
The tanker Santa Cruz was ordered by the /argentine Naval Commission in London by direct contract with Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company shipyard, signed in November 1920; the cost was 345.000 sterling pounds. The name was assigned by decree OG 101/921 on 6 June 1921.
Santa Cruz was launched on 22 June 1921, completed in November, and arrived in Buenos Aires on 28 December 1921 with an Argentine Navy crew led by Frigate Captain Pedro Casal. She was transferred on 16 January 1922 to Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF) with the same name, serving in the YPF fleet until struck in 1948. On 13 October 1942 her crew rescued survivors from the American Liberty ship John Carter Rose sunk by the German submarine U-201 about 620 nmi (1,150 km; 710 mi) east of Trinidad.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Buque Tanque ”Santa Cruz (1)" (Armada Hoy – Histarmar)" (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. http://www.histarmar.com.ar/BuquesMercantes/Marina%20Mercante%20Argentina/Tanques/SantaCruz-1.htm. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Buque Tanque ”Santa Cruz"" (in Spanish). Flota YPF. http://www.flotaypf.com.ar/buques/buque_scruz.htm. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- ↑ Bertke, Smith, Kindell. 2014, p. 160
- Arguindeguy, Pablo (1972) (in Spanish). Apuntes sobre los buques de la Armada Argentina (1810-1970). Buenos Aires, Argentina: Comando en Jefe de la Armada.
- Bertke, Donald; Smith, Gordon; Kindell, Don (2014). World War II Sea War, Vol 7: The Allies Strike Back. Lulu.com. ISBN 9781937470111. https://books.google.com.au/books?id=6uiwCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&dq=argentine+tanker+santa+cruz&source=bl&ots=mvglbYiMMo&sig=IV4vs06ckMmBR6TzlVJobWvIz08&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjv3YKSzqTXAhWClJQKHU90AnsQ6AEISTAJ#v=onepage&q=argentine%20tanker%20santa%20cruz&f=false. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- "Buque Tanque ”Santa Cruz (1)" (Armada Hoy – Histarmar)" (in Spanish). Fundación Histarmar. http://www.histarmar.com.ar/BuquesMercantes/Marina%20Mercante%20Argentina/Tanques/SantaCruz-1.htm. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- "Buque Tanque ”Santa Cruz"" (in Spanish). Flota YPF. http://www.flotaypf.com.ar/buques/buque_scruz.htm. Retrieved 2017-11-04.
- Rodríguez, Horacio; Arguindeguy, Pablo (in Spanish). Buques de la Armada Argentina: Sus comandos y operaciones. Vol. III. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Presidencia de la Nación, Secretaría de Cultura.
- Caillet-Bois, Teodoro (1944) (in Spanish). Historia Naval Argentina. Buenos Aires: Imprenta López.
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