Wednesday, January 30, 2013

1/30/2013 Argentina Updated 12/15/2015

Argentine destroyer that led war against Britain sinks, a symbol of decay for once-proud navy

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The ARA SANTISIMA TRINIDAD led Argentina’s 1982 sea war against Britain, but has long been mothballed and used for spare parts to sustain what’s left of Argentina’s Navy. In 2013 it sank and at this writing (12/15/2015) it remains lying on its side in the harbor with no attempt at salvage. 
A Navy statement said that a pipe burst, flooding the ship below decks. Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli denied that cuts to the fleet’s maintenance budget were to blame.  
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