Specifications for the
ARA General Belgrano (C-4)
Country of Origin: Argentina
Initial Year of Service: 1951
Length: 608.4ft (185.44m)
Beam: 61.9ft (18.87m)
Draught: 19.5ft (5.94m)
Machinery: 2 x oil-fired steam boilers powering 4 x shafts producing 100,000 shaft horsepower.
Surface Speed: 32kts (37mph)
Range: 11,507miles (18,519km)
15 x 6" (5x3) 47 caliber (152mm) MK 16 dual-purpose guns in triple mount turrets.
8 x 5" (8x1) 54 caliber (127mm) Eight guns in single mounts.
28 x 40mm (4x4) (6x2) AA guns
20 x 20mm (10x2) AA guns
8× 12mm (8x1) 50 caliber machine guns
2 x Sea Cat missile Anti-Aircraft system (purchased from Britain)
Air Arm: 2 x Aerospatiale Alouette III navy helicopters
Ship Class: Brooklyn-class
Ships-in-Class: ARA General Belgrano (C-4); ARA Nueve de Julio C-5 (renamed from USS Boise (CL-47))