- Oct 30, 2002
Generalisimo said:We have a problem here, i know what they are in spanish, but i do not know what they are in english... o
Libertad e Independencia are "acorazados de río" according to our nomenclature... i do not know what the hell this means in english, so if you can find out it will be great...
Be carefull with "Rivadavia", we have a cruiser named "Bernardino Rivadavia" that was finished around 1900, and we have a battleship (well, this could easilly be another "acorazado de rio", so i will try to find the equipment to find out what it really was...) named "Rivadavia" that was finished around 1914/5... so there could be an error between them... :wacko:
I will try to find the date when those ships were decommisioned...
Ahhh... i use to have a good source for argentinean battleships from those years. I'll look around. "Acorazado de Rio" means "fluvial battleship" or maybe a big river gunboat, imho. Anyway, maybe they were called like that because they were used in the southern Parana river and in the Rio de la Plata, which are big ponds of water anyway (e.g. the Graf Spee used to hang out there )