1977    


Guided-Missile Destroyer Hercules class

    Derivatives / Succeeded by
AR LCC Hercules class 2004


Specifications

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270crew
4100full load (tn)
125length (m)
14.60beam (m)
5.20draught (m)
28max speed (knots)
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Olympus
2Naval Engine gas turbine - Rolls Royce Tyne
2Naval Engine propulsion system: COGAG
4Missile Launcher MM38 Exocet single launcher
1Missile Launcher Sea Dart
1Naval Gun Mark 8 4.5 inch (114mm)
2Chaff and decoys Corvus chaff launcher
1Naval Radar air search radar Type 965
2Naval Radar fire direction radar Type 909
1Naval Radar surface and low level air search radar Type 992
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 162
1Sonar hull mounted sonar Type 184

Aircraft

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    Typical Max
AR Argentine Navy SNIA Alouette III 11
AR Argentine Navy Westland Lynx mk23 11

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Shipyards

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AR Astillero Rio Santiago (AFNE) - 1
UK BAE Systems (Vickers) - 1


List of Ships

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ARArgentine NavyD1ARA HerculesLOHE19771999
Hercules class B52 ARA Hercules 2004--
ARArgentine NavyD2ARA Santisima TrinidadLOSS19812000




2 units


Events

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1970-may-18OrderedAR D1 ARA Hercules
1970-may-18OrderedAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad
1971-jun-16Laid downAR D1 ARA Hercules
1971-oct-11Laid downAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad
1972-oct-24LaunchedAR D1 ARA Hercules
1974-nov-9LaunchedAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad
1976-jul-12CommissionedAR D1 ARA Hercules entered ARA service 19 Sept 1977
1981-jul-1CommissionedAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad original commissioning delayed by underwater bomb blast damage
1999Fate: transferedAR D1 ARA Hercules converted and re-classified
2000DecommissionedAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad into Reserve
2013-janFate: sunkAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad rolled over and sank at Puerto Belgrano, following a period of canniblisation to keep ARA Hercules operational.
2015-decAR D2 ARA Santisima Trinidad refloated.






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