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Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 9:43pm

Argentina Report Q4/48

THE REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA: Q4/1948 REPORT

A. Industrial Output


7 Factories:
Fixed IP: 0
Flexible IP: 0
Ship Tonnage: 7,000 tons

B. Transfers and Acquisitions

600 tons to Peru for the Aircraft Carrier Lima (first payment)

C. Unit Relocations

ARA M30, M31, M32, M33 and M34 commission with 1st MTB Squadron at Viedma on 20 December
MTBs M1 to M5 decommissioned for disposal on 4 November
Defencia reclassified from torpedo boats to escorts on completion of refit

D. Navy Programme

Resources Allocated: 7,000 tons
Previous Surplus: 1,683 tons
Unused Scrap: 0 tons
Construction Requirements (See Appendix A): 6,622.5 tons
Total surplus: 1,460.5 tons
Scrap Available: 0 tons

E. Infrastructure Programme

Resources Allocated: 0 IP
Previous Surplus: 0 IP
Resources Used: 0 IP
Carry-over: 0 IP

F. Summary Order of Battle at End of Quarter

Note: X (Y) +Z = completed/in service (under repair/refit/rebuild) + under construction.

Battleships: 1 + 0
Battlecruisers: 4 + 0
Aircraft Carriers: 3 + 1
Heavy Cruisers: 1 + 0
Light Cruisers: 13 + 0
Cruiser/ Minelayer: 1 + 0
Destroyer Leaders 0 + 0
Destroyers: 45 + 0
Submarines: 8 + 0
Torpedo Boats: 3 + 0
Escort Ships: 11 + 0
Minesweepers: 6 + 0
Motor Minesweepers: 28 + 0
Yacht/ Sloop: 1 + 0
Patrol Gunboats: 18 + 0
Large River Gunboats: 7 + 0
Small River Gunboats: 10 + 0
MTBs: 43 + 0
Landing Ship Tank: 0 + 2
Landing Craft: 12 + 0
Training Ships: 4 + 0
Dispatch Vessels: 0 + 0
Patrol Icebreaker: 1 + 0
Oilers: 6 + 0
Water Tankers: 1 + 0
Transports: 6 + 0
Supply Ships: 0 + 1
Repair Ships: 1 + 0
Destroyer Tenders: 2 + 0
Submarine Tenders: 1 + 0
River Craft Tender: 1 + 0
Survey Ships: 4 + 0
Tugboats: 17 + 0
Crane Ships: 1 + 0

Prefectura Naval Argentina
Patrol Ships: 4 + 0
Fast Patrol Vessels: 1 + 0
River Patrol Vessels: 3 + 0

G. Miscellaneous Works

Capitan Juan Domingo Peron 25% refit in harbour costing 2,596 tons taking 5 months, 1,298 tons this quarter for 2,596 tons, completed this quarter


DETAILED SHIPBUILDING REPORT

AFNE Bahia Blanca:

S-3a:
Libertad Project 721 Aircraft Carrier
Laid Down: 1 October 1948
Launched: 1 August 1949
1,923 tons this quarter for 1,923 tons
Completion due 1 November 1950

Proveedor Project 720 Replenishment Ship
Laid Down: 1 January 1948
Launched: 15 July 1948
1,576 tons this quarter for 6,301 tons
Completion due 18 June 1949

S-1a:

S-1b:

S-1c:

S-1d:

S-0a:

S-0b:

D-3a:

Astillero Nav. Puerto Belgrano:

S-2a:

S-1a:
Punta Medanos Project 722 Landing Ship Tank
Laid Down: 1 July 1948
Launched: 1 December1948
661 tons this quarter for 1,322 tons
Completion due 1 July 1949

D-1a:
RTS 445 (ex-Commandante General Irigoyen): scrapping begun this quarter, total time required 4 months for recovery of 341 tons

D-1b:
RTS 442 (ex-Salto):scrapping begun this quarter, total time required 2 months for recovery of 150 tons, scrapping completed this quarter, scrap available Q3/49


Tandanor Comodoro Rividavia:

S-1a:
Punta Delgado Project 722 Landing Ship Tank
Laid Down: 1 July 1948
Launched: 1 December1948
661 tons this quarter for 1,322 tons
Completion due 1 July 1949

S-0a:

D-2a:

D-1a:
Defencia 25% refit at 15% cost, total cost 118.5 tons taking 2 months, completed this quarter

D-1b:

AFNE Paraguay at Encarnation:

S-0a:

D-0a:

Light Craft:
Five Type 9A Class MTB, 77 tons each, total cost 385