Argentinean destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D 10)

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Argentinean destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D 10)

Atlantic Ocean (Oct. 26, 2005) - The Argentinean destroyer ARA Almirante Brown (D 10) leads in a formation during a leapfrog exercise off the coast of Brazil
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ARA Almirante Brown (pennant number D-10) is the lead ship of the MEKO 360H2 series of four destroyers built for the Argentine Navy. The ship is the ninth ship in the history of the Argentine Navy to be named for Admiral William Brown, the founder and commander of the Argentine Navy during Argentina's war of independence against Spain.
The Argentine Navy struggles to meet maintenance and training requirements because of financial problems and import restrictions. The Almirante Brown class are reported to be short of spares and suffering engine problems, and are equipped with obsolete ordnance
Name: Almirante Brown
Namesake: Adm William Brown
Builder: Blohm + Voss
Laid down: September 8, 1980
Launched: March 28, 1981
Acquired: February 2, 1983
Commissioned: March 28, 1983
Status: in active service
Notes: Pennant number: D-10
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