ARA Cabo San Antonio (Q42)


ARA Cabo San Antonio (Q42)

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ARA Cabo San Antonio (Q42) was a tank landing ship in the Argentine Navy, built in Argentina at Astillero AFNE, Río Santiago. She was based on the US Navy's "De Soto County"-class tank landing ship.

The high point of her career was the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) in 1982, as part of Operation Azul. "Cabo San Antonio" disembarked twenty LVTP7 tracked amphibious armoured personnel carriers and LARC-V transports from the 1st Amphibious Vehicles Battalion, carrying D and E Companies of the 2nd Marine Infantry Battalion at Yorke Bay. She did not participate further in the war once the British fleet arrived around the islands.

"Cabo San Antonio" was retired in 1997.

References

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