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Name: BUENOS AIRES
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 02/1893
Launched: 18/05/1895
Completed: 02/11/1895
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 612
Dimensions: 4620disp, 396.0 x 46.5 x 17.3(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VTE, 12500ihp to 17000ihp
Engines by: Humphrys & Tennant, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 23.2knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 8.0ins, 4 x 6.0ins QF, 6 x 4.7ins QF, 16 x 3pdr guns, 5 x 18ins torpedoes
History:
02/11/1895 Government of Argentina
17/05/1932 Stricken
Comments: 02/1893: Laid down as a stock ship
27/11/1893: Sold to Argentina
17/05/1932: Stricken and probably broken up


Photo copyright Tyne & Wear Archives

Photo courtesy of Argentine Navy