Argentine Navy – Destroyers


Type 42 Batch LOA 410′ / 125 m TDISP 4,100 tons (British design, 2 built for Argentina)

ARA Santisima Trinidad D-2 (1981-2004) 2013 capsized and sank in Puerto Belgrano. Refloated in 2015, intended for scrapping.

ARA SantísimaTrinidad D-2, ca. 1980. Credit: Martin.Otero / CC BY
Santissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2013
Santisima Trinidad, long decommissioned, has capsized and settled in the shallow waters of her berth.

Santissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2015Santissima Trinidad Puerto Belgrano ARG 2018ARA Hércules ex-D-1, now B-52 (1976), converted 1999 to a multi-purpose transport. Note the enlarged hangar and flight deck.

ARA Hercules after conversion to multirole transport, 2004. Colección Martín Otero / CC BY

Hercules Type 42 destroyer Puerto Belgrano 2018

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