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Catamarca 1933

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Catamarca D1, 1952- T13   Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 1910 1/1911 4/1912 stricken 1/1956
Jujuy D3, 1952- T14   Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany 1910 4/3/1911 4/1912 stricken 1/1956


Technical data


Displacement normal, t995
Displacement full, t1357
Length, m

87.4 pp 88.1 oa

Breadth, m

8.25

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Curtis-AEG steam turbines, 5 Schulz-Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

25765

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 250 + oil 110

Endurance, nm(kts)3000(15)
Armament

4 x 1 - 102/50 Bethlehem Mod.1, 4 x 1 - 533 TT

Complement

150



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<i>Catamarca </i>1913
Catamarca 1913
<i>Catamarca </i>1933
Catamarca 1933


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<i>Catamarca </i>1933
Catamarca 1933


Ship project history


In January, 1909 the Argentine parliament has assigned means for building of 12 large destroyers under the 1907 programme, accepted after the five years moratorium in reply to strengthening of Brazilian Navy. Orders for building have been given out in the end 1909 to British Cammell Laird (ships were named San Luis, Santa Fé, Santiago and Tucumán), French A C de Bretagne (San Juan and Salta) and Dyle & Bacalan (Mendoza and La Rioja), German Schichau (La Plata and Córdoba) and Krupp-Germaniawerft (Catamarca and Jujuy). All ships should had displacement of about 1000t, 32kts speed, were armed by 4 102mm/50 Bethlehem-Vickers guns and 4 single 533mm TTs, but differed with ship dimensions, machinery structure and funnels number. German-built destroyers were equipped with Curtiss-AEG turbines and Schultz-Thornycroft boilers with mixed firing. On six-hour trials 18/10/1911 Córdoba has shown 34.7kts at 25000hp, and La Plata made 36.8kts at 28000hp. Both destroyers built by Germaniawerft also exceeded contract speed on 2kts. In the summer of 1912 these ships crossed Atlantic and arrived to Argentina.     Remaining 8 destroyers were not commissioned by Argentine Navy. Contract with Cammell Laird has been cancelled by Argentine party, ships finally were sold to Greece as Aetos, Ierax, Panthir and Leon. Remained ships 9/8/1914 were requisitioned by France and commissioned by French Navy as Temeraire, Intrepide, Aventurier and Opiniatre.     To the Second World War beginning all destroyers made no more than 27kts.

Modernizations


1924-1925, both: boilers were converted to pure oil (220t of oil, 24000hp, 32kts, 3000(15)nm); - 1 x 1 - 102/50, 4 x 1 - 533 TT; + 2 x 1 - 37/43 11/2pdr QF AA Vickers, 2 x 2 - 533 TT, 1 DCT

Naval service


All ships were stricken 10/1/1956 and BU in 1959-1960.