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Histories of ships of the Argentine Navy.  Comprehensive list of all the ships of the Argentinean Navy from the 1870's to the present day.  List includes all Aircraft Carriers, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, plus all Frigates, Corvettes, Torpedo Craft, Gunboats, Submarines, Patrol Craft and Training Ships

AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

Independencia (ex-British Warrior) Acquired June 1958 Sold 17th March 1971
 
Veinticinco de Mayo (ex-Dutch Karel Doorman, ex-British Venerable) Acquired 8th October 1968 Laid up in 1980's.  Removed for scrapping in India, January 1999

Vienticinco De Mayo, September 1969.

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Vienticinco De Mayo, September 1969.

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BATTLESHIPS

El Plata Class Coast Defence Battleships

El Plata 29th August 1874 Stricken 16th November 1927
Los Andes 29th October 1875 Stricken 16th November 1927
 
Almirante Brown 6th October 1880 Stricken 17th November 1932

Almirante Brown.

Almirante Brown, c.1890.

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Independencia Class Coast Defence Battleships

Libertad (ex-Nueve De Julio) 11th December 1890 Stricken 16th December 1946
Independencia 26th February 1891 Stricken 1951

Independencia pre 1904.

Rivadavia Class

Rivadavia 26th August 1911 Sold for scrap 8th February 1956
Moreno 23rd September 1911 Sold for scrap 8th February 1956

Moreno, May 1937.

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Battleship Moreno

Battleship Moreno

CRUISERS

Patagonia 1885 Stricken 16th November 1927
 
Veinticinco De Mayo (ex-Nicochea) 5th May 1890 Stricken c.1921

Veinticinco De Mayo.

 
Nueve De Julio 26th July 1892 Stricken 23rd October 1930

Nueve De Julio, c.1898.

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The Argentinean protected cruiser  Nuevo de Julio c.1898

Nueve de Julio pictured c.1910 in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.

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Buenos Aries 10th May 1895 Stricken 17th May 1932

Buenos Aries, pre 1904

Garibaldi Class

General Garibaldi 27th May 1895 Stricken 20th March 1934

General Garibaldi

General San Martin 25th May 1896 Stricken 18th December 1935

General San Martin

General Belgrano 1896 Stricken 8th May 1947

General Belgrano.

General Pueyrredon 25th July 1898 Stricken 2nd August 1954

General Pueyrredon

General Pueyrredon, September 1947.

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Garibaldi Class battleship pictured c.1910 in Puerto Madryn, Patagonia.

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Veinticinco De Mayo Class

Almirante Brown 28th September 1929 Discarded 27th June 1961
Veinticinco De Mayo  11th August 1929 Discarded 24th March 1960
 
La Argentina 16th April 1937 Discarded 1974

La Argentina, 1937,

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La Argentina, 1938.

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Cruiser La Argentina

Cruiser La Argentina

Ex-US Brooklyn Class

General Belgrano (ex-Diecisiete de Octobre, ex-US Phoenix) Acquired 12th April 1951 Sunk 2nd May 1982
Nueve de Julio (ex-US Boise) Acquired 12th April 1951 Decommissioned 1978, Scrapped 1983

DESTROYERS

Catamarca Class

Catamarca 1911 Sold 1959
Jujuy 4th March 1912 Sold 10th January 1957

La Plata Class

La Plata 1911 Stricken 10th January 1957
Cordoba 1912 Stricken 10th January 1956

San Luis Class

San Luis February 1911 Became Greek Aetos in October 1921
Santa Fe  March 1911 Became Greek Ierax in October 1921
Tucuman September 1911 Became Greek Leon in October 1921
Santiago April 1911 Became Greek Panther in October 1921

Mendoza Class

Mendoza 18th February 1911 Became French Aventurier 1914
Salta 25th September 1911 Became French Intrepide 1914
San Juan 18th February 1911 Became French Opiniatre 1914
Rioja 1911 Became French Temeraire 1914

Churucca Class

Cervantes June 1925 Discarded 24th June 1961
Juan De Garray 2nd November 1925 Discarded 25th March 1960

Mendoza Class

La Rioja 26th January 1929 Discarded 30th April 1962
Mendoza 13th July 1928 Discarded 30th April 1962

Mendoza, 1930.

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Tucuman 10th October 1928 Discarded 30th April 1962

Buenos Aries Class

Buenos Aries 21st September 1937 Discarded 1971
Corrientes 21st September 1937 Lost in collision with Almirante Brown, 3rd October 1941
Entre Rios 21st September 1937 Discarded 1973
Misiones 23rd September 1937 Discarded 3rd May 1971
San Juan 24th June 1937 Discarded 1973
San Luis 23rd August 1937 Discarded 3rd May 1971
Santa Cruz 3rd November 1937 Discarded 1973

Ex-US Fletcher Class

Almirante Storni (ex-US Cowell) Acquired 17th August 1971 Decommissioned 1982
Brown (ex-US Heerman) 10th August 1961 Decommissioned 1982
Almirante Domecq Garcia (ex-US Braine) Acquired 17th August 1971 Sunk as target 7th October 1983
Espora (ex-US Dortch) 10th August 1961 Decommissioned 1977
Rosales (ex-US Stembel) 3rd August 1961 Decommissioned 1982

Ex-US Allen M Sumner Class

Hipolto Bouchard (ex-US Borie) Acquired 1st July 1972 Deleted 1984
Piedra Buena (ex-US Collett) Acquired April 1974 Deleted 1984
Segui (ex-US Hawk) Acquired 1st July 1972 Deleted 1983
Espora (ex-US Mansfield) Acquired June 1974 Scrapped 1978

Ex-US Gearing Class

Comodoro Py (ex-US Perkins) Acquired 15th January 1973 Deleted 1984

British Type 42 (Sheffield) Class

Hercules  24th October 1972 In service 2004
Santisima Trinidad 9th November 1974 In service 2004

FRIGATES

Meko 360 H2 Class

Almirante Brown 28th March 1981 In service 2004
La Argentina 25th September 1981 In service 2004
Heroina 17th February 1982 In service 2004
Sarandi 31st August 1982 In service 2004

Ex-British River Class

Hercules (ex-Asheville, ex-Nadir, ex-Adur) Acquired 18th February 1948 Sold 1969

Ex-US Tacoma Class

Heroina (ex-US Reading) Acquired 8th February 1947 Sold 5th August 1964
Sarandi (ex- Uniontown, ex-US Chattanooga) Acquired 18th February 1948) Sold 29th June 1967
Santisima Trinidad (ex- Caicos, ex-Hannam. unknown Sold 1971

Ex-British Flower Class

Republica (ex- Smilax) 1946 ?

CORVETTES

French A 69 Type

Drummond (ex-Good Hope) 5th March 1977 In service 2004
Guerrico (ex-Transvaal) 13th September 1977 In service 2004
Granville 28th June 1980 In service 2004

MEKO 140 Class

Espora 23rd January 1982 In service 2004
Rosales 4th March 1983 In service 2004
Spiro 24th June 1983 In service 2004
Parker 21st March 1984 In service 2004
Robinson 15th February 1985 Incomplete - Not yet in service
Gomez Roca 14th November 1986 Incomplete - Not yet in service

Spanish Halcon Type

Mantilla 29th June 1981 In service 2004
Azopardo 14th October 1981 In service 2004
Thomson 20th June 1983 In service 2004
Prefecto Pique 24th February 1982 In service 2004
Prefecto Derbes 16th June 1982 In service 2004

SUBMARINES

Santa Fe Class

Salta 17th January 1932 Discarded 5th April 1961
Santa Fe 28th July 1931 Discarded 23rd April 1959
Santiago Del Estero 28th March 1932 Discarded 23rd April 1959

West German Type 209

Salta 9th November 1972 In service 2004
San Luis 3rd April 1973 In service 2004

Santa Cruz Class

Santa Cruz 28th September 1982 In service 2004
San Juan 20th June 1983 In service 2004

TORPEDO CRAFT

Espora Class Torpedo Gunboats

Espora 1890 Discarded c.1920
Rosales 1890 Foundered 1892
 
Patria 1893 Discarded c.1930

Ferre Class

Ferre  1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Enrique Py 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Centella 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
Alerta 1880 - 1882 Discarded c.1910
 
No.1 1880 Discarded c.1910
No.2 1880 Discarded c.1910

Commodoro Py Class

Commodoro Py 1890 -
Muratore 1890 -
 
No.1 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.2 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.3 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.4 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.5 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.6 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.7 1890 Discarded c.1920
No.8 1890 Discarded c.1920

Buchardo Class

Buchardo 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Thorne 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Pinedo 1890 Discarded early 1920's
King 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Jorge 1890 Discarded early 1920's
Bathurst 1890 Discarded early 1920's

Torpedo Boat of the Buchardo Class, 1891

Photograph taken from book published 1892 by captain Eardley Wilmott.  Book owned by Cranston Fine Arts

Corrientes Class

Corrientes 1896 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Entre Rios 11th July 1896 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Misiones 1897 Stricken 23rd October 1930
Santa Fe  1896 - 1897  Lost 1897

US 78ft Higgins Type

LT 1 1949 1963
LT 2 1949 1963
LT 3 1949 1963
LT 4 1949 1963
LT 5 1949 1963
LT 6 1949 1966
LT 7 1949 1966
Alakush 1949 Deleted 1985
Towwora 1949 Deleted 1985

GUNBOATS

Parana Class

Parana 1873 Discarded c.1910
Uruguay 1873 Discarded c.1930

Pilcomayo Class

Pilcomayo 1875 Scrapped c.1930
Burmejo 1875 Scrapped c.1920
Republica 1875 Scrapped c.1915
Constitucion 1875 Scrapped c.1915

Rosario Class

Rosario 27th July 1908 Sold 4th December 1959
Parana 28th April 1908 Sold 28th August 1958

MINESWEEPERS

Ex-German M 27 Class

M 1 (ex-M 48) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Bathurst 1936, Stricken 16th December 1946, Scrapped 1951
M 2 (ex-M 51) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Fournier 1936, Stricken 5th April 1937, hulked and scrapped 1943
M 3 (ex-M 52) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Jorge 1936, became sloop Cormoran 26th January 1940 and was stricken 26th August 1946
M 4 (ex-M 53) Acquired c.1922 Renamed King 1936, stricken 27th July 1937.  Became torpedo training ship Teniente de la Sota November 1941.  Stricken again 16th December 1946 and finally scrapped 1948.

Ex-German M 57 Class

M 5 (ex-M 74) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Murature 1936, became museum ship in 1940
M 6 (ex-M 79) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Pinedo 1936, stricken 25th July 1951.
M 7 (ex-M 80) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Py 1936.  Capsized in dock 1936.  Stricken 13th January 1937.
M 8 (ex-M 90) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Segui 1936. became salvage vessel 1934 and stricken 29th April 1950
M 9 (ex-M 101) Acquired c.1922 Renamed Thorne 1936, stricken 16th December 1946.  Was hulked until broken up in 1959
M 10 (ex-M 105) Acquired c.1922 Became state yacht Golandrina in 1925.  Stricken 8th October 1955.

Bouchard Class

Bouchard 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 5th March 1968, becoming Capitan Meza
Drummond 1936 - 1939 Discarded 28th March 1964
Fournier 1936 - 1939 Sank 22nd September 1949 after striking a rock at the entrance of San Gabriel Channel.
Granville 1936 - 1939 Discarded 19th December 1967
Parker 1936 - 1939 23rd July 1963
Py 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 5th March 1968, becoming Teniente Farina
Robinson 1936 - 1939 Discarded 19th December 1967
Seaver 1936 - 1939 Acquired by Paraguay 13th March 1964, becoming Nanawa
Spiro 1936 - 1939 Discarded 14th March 1962

Ex - British Ton Class

Chaco (ex-HMS Rennington) Acquired December 1969. -

Chaco, September 1969.

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Chubut (ex-HMS Santon) Acquired 19th July 1968 -

Chubut, August 1968.

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Formosa (ex-HMS Ilmington) Acquired 19th July 1968 -
Neuquen (ex-HMS Hicleton) Acquired 13th September 1968 -
Rio Negro (ex-HMS Tarlton) Acquired 20th June 1968 -

Rio Negro, August 1968.

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Tierra del Fuego (ex-HMS Bevington) Acquired 23rd December 1968 -

Tierra Del Fuego (ex - HMS Bevington), August 1968.

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Training Ships

Presidente Sarmiento 31st August 1897 Decommissioned 1961 and preserved in Buenos Aries.

President Sarmiento, 1931.

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The Argentine training ship Presidente Sarmiento was launched in 1897 at Birkenhead. She displaced 2,750 tons with a speed of 13 knots. Photograph c.1902.

The Argentine training ship Presidente Sarmiento was launched in 1897 at Birkenhead. She displaced 2,750 tons with a speed of 13 knots. Coloured postcard shown.

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Q2 Libertad at Malta.

Sail training ship, commissioned 1962.  In service 2004.

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Libertad, September 1967.

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King Class Patrol Vessels

King 1943 - 1945 In service 2004
Murature 1943 - 1945 In Service 2004

US De Soto County Type Tank Landing Ship

Cabo San Antonio 1968 In service 2004

Ex-US LST 511 Class Tank Landing Ships

Cabo San Bartolome (ex-BDT 2) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Cabo San Francisco de Paula (ex-BDT 3) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1981
Cabo San Gonzalo (ex-BDT 4) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1980
BDT 5 Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
Cabo San Isidro (ex-BDT 6) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1978
Dona Elora (ex-BDT 7) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Dona Stella (ex-BDT 8) Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
Dona Dorothea (ex-BDT 9) Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
BDT 10 Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Dona Irma (ex-BDT 11) Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
BDT 12 Acquired early 1950's Stricken 1958 - 1960
BDT 13 Acquired early 1950's Scrapped 1964
Cabo San Vicente (ex-BDT14) Acquired early 1950's Deleted 1980

Ex-US Ashland Class Dock Landing Ship

Candido de Lasala (ex-US Gunston Hall) Acquired 24th April 1970 Deleted 1982

Azopardo Class Patrol Escorts

Azopardo 11th December 1953 Discarded 1973
Piedra Buena 17th December 1954 Discarded 1973

West German TNC 45 Type Fast Attack Craft

Indomita 8th April 1974 In service 1995
Intrepida 12th December 1974 In service 1995
 

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HMS Trenchant by Ivan Berryman. (P)
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 The third of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class submarines, HMS Vigilant (S30) entered service on 2nd November 1996.  She is based at HMNB Clyde at Faslane and carries the UK's nuclear deterrent Trident ballistic missile.  Manned by a crew of 14 officers and 121 men, her main power is supplied by one Rolls Royce PWR2 nuclear reactor driving two GEC turbines.

HMS Vigilant by Ivan Berryman. (P)
Half Price! - £725.00

 

MILITARY PRINTS

Click above to see all of our military art index - Eight random half price military items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Military Art Offers

 An SAS team is picked up by a U.S. Army Special Forces Blackhawk helicopter after a successful operation against the Taliban.

Extraction - Afghanistan 2011 by David Pentland. (AP)
Half Price! - £85.00
 AH-1 Whiskey Cobras of the US marine Corps in Action, Kuwait, February 1991.

Cobra Attack by David Rowlands. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
 The Yanks are coming over there and on the offensive! American Doughboys from a dozen states valiantly press through the tangle of forest, overrunning German resistance as they advance, troops from Colorado, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming and Virginia.

The Courageous Twelve (Meuse Argonne Offensive, 26th September 1918) by Mark Churms (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
 Flanked by his Companion heavy cavalry, Alexander, King of Macedon, led the charge which broke through the left wing of the Persian army, and forced Darius, the Great King, to flee the battlefield. Persian success against his own left wing forced him to delay his pursuit of the routed troops, but by the end of the day the battle was won, and the heart of the Persian empire lay at his feet

Alexander at Arbela, Plain of Gaugamela, Iraq, 331BC by David Pentland. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00

Described as the Deathknell of the Confederacy - Sharpsburg (Antietam to the North) was a savage bloodletting for both sides. It was said to be the bloodiest day of the American Civil War. In the painting, below the Dunkard church confederate General John Bell Hoods Texas Division - or what was left of it- stand in line of battle. In the distance Union Major General John Sedgwicks division can be seen advancing on the rebel lines. During the ghastly four hour struggle the Confederates managed to hold and then repel the bloodied remnants of Sedgwicks division back to the east woods and at about 10.30am, the carnage around the Dunkard church had ended. Eventually though, the Confederate forces were in retreat, loosing Sharpsburg to the Union but prepared to fight on for two and a half more years, bloodied but unbeaten.

Bloodied But Unbeaten (The Battle for the Dunkard Church During the Battle of Sharpsburg, September by Chris Collingwood. (P)
Half Price! - £8000.00
DHM115B.  Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin.
Storming of the Ratisbon by Charles Thevenin (B)
Half Price! - £25.00
Depicting Lord Cornwallis surrendering to Washington and the Marquis de Lafeyette at Yorktown in 1781.
Seige of Yorktown by Couder.
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The battle of Inkerman, during the Crimean War, British and French victory over the Russian Empire.

The 20th Foot at the Battle of Inkerman, 5th November 1854 by David Rowlands (B)
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SPORT PRINTS

Click above to see all of our sport art index - Eight random half price sport items are displayed to the right.

Some Current Half Price Sport Art Offers

SP4.  Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.

Desert Orchid by Mark Churms.
Half Price! - £35.00
Celebrating Sir Alexs magnificent orchestration of Manchester Uniteds historic treble cup success of 1999.

Sir Alex Ferguson by Darren Baker.
Half Price! - £50.00
 Marlboro McLaren Mercedes MP4/11. 1996.
David Coulthard by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 Schumacher and Ferrari, the winning team.

Sea of Red by David Evans
Half Price! - £25.00

This signed art print was produced at the end of 2000 after the Olympics of that year, and has been sold out from the publisher for many years.  We have the last few publishers proofs of this edition available.  This superb art print celebrates the ultimate achievement for any athlete, the winning of an Olympic gold medal.  In the modern era athletes from Great Britain have won 178 gold medals and Gary Keane's montage celebrates some of the highlights from those achievements.  It captures the determination and effort required to win, as well as the euphoria when the realisation that a life long dream has finally become a reality.  This print is not only a tribute to those featured but also to all other competitors and medal winners who have strived to bring glory and honour to Great Britain.  As the Olympic Games enter a new century and a new chapter in history, it is hoped that this reminder of past glories will also help to inspire those competing for gold in the future.  This limited edition print is signed by six gold medal winners : <br>LYNN DAVIES - 1964 TOKYO Men's Long Jump.<br>MARY PETERS - 1972 MUNICH Pentathlon.<br>DALEY THOMPSON - 1980 MOSCOW Decathlon & 1984 LOS ANGELES Decathlon.<br>TESSA SANDERSON - 1984 LOS ANGELES Javelin.<br>SALLY GUNNELL - 1992 BARCELONA 400 metre Hurdles.<br>STEVEN REDGRAVE - 1984 LOS ANGELES Rowing Coxed Fours, 1988 SEOUL Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1992 BARCELONA Rowing Coxless Pairs, 1996 ATLANTA Rowing Coxless Pairs (and since signing this print, also 2000 SYDNEY Rowing Coxless Fours).

British Olympic Legends by Gary Keane
Half Price! - £110.00
B47. Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.

Eddie Irvine/ Ferrari F.310. by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £40.00
 McLaren M26 Ford Cosworth.  World Champion 1976.
James Hunt by Michael Thompson.
Half Price! - £25.00
 Twickenham, March 16th 1996.  England return to the running game to clinch victory in style over Ireland and retain the Five Nations Championship.

In Full Flight by Keith Fearon.
Half Price! - £80.00

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