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Destructor A.R.A. "Segui"  D-25 1974

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Nombre: SEGUÍ (D-25)

Tipo; Destructor clase Sumner                    Año 1974

Datos del buque:
Eslora = 114,8 m; Manga = 12,5m; Puntal = 7,3 m; Calado = 4.35 m para un desplazamiento = 3.311 tn con carga completa.

Sistema de Propulsión:
Dos equipos de turbinas a vapor Parsons con doble engranaje de reducción y dos turbinas de crucero y 60.000 HP sobre dos ejes que le permitían una velocidad máxima de 35 nudos. Cuatro calderas Babcock Wilcox tipo "M" con recalentamiento controlado. Su capacidad de FON de 490 tn le permitía un radio de acción de 2.146 millas a 14 nudos.
Dos turboalternadores a vapor de 400 KVA, 440 V c.a., 60 Hz. Dos diesel alternadores de 100 KVA c/u.

Armamento:
Tres torres dobles de 5738 calibres, doble propósito. Dos montajes dobles de 3750 calibres. Dos montajes simples de 12,7 mm.
Dos montajes triples Mk 32 Mod 5 para lanzamientos de torpedos Mk 44 instalados en cubierta 01, uno por banda.
Dos proyectores de erizos Mk 11 y jaula lanzabombas en popa Bb para 12 bombas. Capacidad para transporte de 50 minas Mk 12. En 1977 se le instalaron cuatro lanzadores de misiles Exocct. MM 38.

Tripulación: 180 hombres.

HISTORIAL

Por decreto N° 3.595 del 13 Jun 1972 se autorizó una inversión de hasta u$s 600.000.- para la compra del USN HANK (DD702), de la clase Alien M. Summer, construido en el Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock de Nueva York, donde había sido botado el 21 May 1944.

Por expte. JEOR 3FE N° 20 "R772 se le asignó el nombre de Segui, afirmándose nuestro Pabellón a su bordo en Filadelfia el 01 Jul 1972, de donde zarpó hacia el país el 24 Ago, llegando a la Base Naval de Puerto Belgrano el 28 Sep 1972, previa escalas en Nueva York, Norfolk, Puerto Rico, Puerto España, Fortaleza, Bahía y Santos. En la misma permaneció completando su alistamiento hasta el 11 Feb 1974, en que zarpó para incorporarse a las actividades de la Flota de Mar.

Su Pabellón de Guerra lo recibió en Sep 1974 en una ceremonia en la Base Naval de Puerto Belgrano, donado por el Instituto Browniano.

Por los niveles de adiestramiento alcanzado, recibió en 1975 el Premio Armada Argentina y en 1976 el Premio Alte Saenz Valiente.

En Ushuaia

Como actividades destacadas de este buque se puede mencionar que el 22 Nov 1975 rescató tras su búsqueda, a la totalidad de la tripulación del pesquero San Pedro. Que el 20 Sep 1977 capturó al pesquero ruso Apatit que operaba ilegalmente en nuestras aguas, haciendo lo mismo el 01 Oct con el Procopjevsk de la misma bandera, pero en la maniobra de embarcar la dotación de presa zozobró la lancha, pereciendo el cabo principal de operaciones Carlos González, el cabo principal artillero Ponciano González y el cabo primero maquinista José Burok.

En la Guerra de Malvinas zarpó el 16 Abr 1982 de Puerto Belgrano integrando un Grupo de Tareas con los D-1, D-25, D-27 y D-29, hasta el 29 Abr, que regresó a su base por problemas en su propulsión. Entre el 22 May y el 14 Jun permaneció fondeado en el Rincón para Control del Tránsito Marítimo y Vigilancia Aire.

El 29 Oct 1982 entró a la Base Naval de Puerto Belgrano de la que sería su última navegación, debiendo entregar el 15 Dic por disposición del Comando de la Segunda División de Destructores el Distintivo Operativo Malvinas.

Por resolución del Comandante en Jefe de la Armada N° 716 /82 se dispuso su radicación y venta y por acta N° 036 de la Comisión Administrativa de fecha 08 Sep 1983, se vendió el buque a la Dirección de Fabricaciones Militares en $a. 2.100.000.- La misma lo recibió el 26 Dic 1983 de la Intendencia de la Base Naval de Puerto Belgrano por acta para su desguace en el puerto de Ingeniero White.

Comandantes
01 Jul 1972 al 03 Feb 1973 Cap de Fgta D. Walter J. Colombo

03Feb 1973 al 14 Feb 1975                   D. Raúl Moyano Arrigoni

!4Feb 1975 al 04 Feb 1976                    D. Raúl J. González

04 Feb 1976 al 07Dic 1976                   D. Ciro García

07Dic 1976 al 10 Feb 1978                   D. Néstor P. Bellocq

10 Feb 1978 al 21 Feb 1979                 D. Ricardo Fernández Paolini

21 Feb 1979 al 07 Feb 1980                 D. Guillermo F. Payer

07 Feb 1980 al 16Dic 1980                   D. Mateo A. Giordano

16Dic 1980 al 12Dic 1981                    D. Julio A. Salas

12 Dic 1981 al 03 Dic 1982                  D. Néstor Fernández Marasco

03Dic 1982 al 15 Dic 1982 Cap de Corb  D. Hugo Enrique Damario
 

Su Nombre: Es el segundo buque de la Armada que lleva este nombre en homenaje a Francisco Seguí, héroe de las guerras de la Independencia, del Brasil, de la Confederación y de la Organización Nacional.

En el Archivo General de la Armada se encuentran sus Libros de Navegación, bajo los Nos. 1757; 1786; 1830; 1889/1/2; 1928 y 1999, así como su Libro Historial en la Caja de Historiales N° 15.

DD-702  Hank

(DD-702: dp. 2,200, l. 376'6", b. 40'; dr. 15'8"; s. 34 k.;cpl. 336; a. 6 5, 12 40mm., 11 20mm., 10 21" tt.; cl.Allen M. Sumner)

Hank (DD-702) was launched 21 May 1944 by the Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J.; sponsored by Mrs. William Edwin Hank, widow of Lt. Cmdr.Hank, and commissioned 28 August 1944, O. M. Chambersin command.

Recien entregado, en 1944

After completing her Caribbean shakedown 18 October,Hank joined battleships Missouri, Texas, and Arkansas at New York and then sailed for the Pacific reaching Pearl Harbor 6 December via the Panama Canal and San Francisco. Hank reported to Ulithi 28 December and sortied 2 days later as part of the screen for Task Force 38, a fast carrier force under Vice Admiral John S. McCain.The primary mission of the carriers was to conduct airstrikes against strategic Japanese positions along the China coast and on Formosa and Luzon to distract enemy attention and to divert Japanese ships from the landings at Lingayen Gulf which were to begin 9 January 1945.The day after the invasion was launched, Task Force 38moved into the South China Sea to conduct a series of devastating raids on targets along the China Coast and in Indochina. After launching one final raid against Okinawa, the carriers and escorts, Hank included, returned to Ulithi 26 January 1945.

Joining Task Force 58, a reorganized fast carrier strikeforce under the command of Admiral Mitscher, Hank sortied 10 February. Carrier planes launched massive raids against airfields, aircraft factories, and shipping the Tokyo area 16 and 17 February in paralyzing diversionary strikes prior to the invasion of Iwo Jima, 19February. These raids, launched less than 125 miles from Tokyo Bay itself, were the first carrier air strikes to hit Japan proper since the Halsey-Doolittle raid of1942.

Among the ships which Hank helped screen in the 11 unit task force were such illustrious veterans as Indianapolis, Bunker Hill, Hornet, Wasp, Lexington, Essex,Yorktown, Enterprise, Saratoga, Indiana, Missouri, South Dakota, and Washington. Deploying to the Iwo Jima area the afternoon of 18 February, Hank remained there to provide support for the invasion which began the following day, and she operated off the bitterly contested island until returning to Ulithi 4 March.

As the Pacific war moved into its climactic phases, Hank steamed from Ulithi with Task Force 58 14 March for further strikes against the Japanese home islands. Closing to within 76 miles of their targets, the carriers launched massive strikes against airfields on Kyushu and ships in the Inland Sea 18 and 19 March.

Although under heavy air opposition from time to time, the carrier planes claimed a total of 528 Japanese aircraft destroyed. After participating in the bombardment of enemy shore position including radio facilities, a weather station and an airfields on Minami Daito Shima 27-28 March Hank headed for Okinawa. Her task force furnished support for landings made on that heavily fortified island 1 April, and Hank spent a busy week screening the carriers and stopping kamikazes with highly effective antiaircraft fire. The destroyer then reported to a lonely radar picket station, where on the afternoon of 11 April she narrowly averted disaster by her effective gunfire. As a kamikaze came in low off the port bow, heading directly for the bridge, Hank's accurate antiaircraft fire deflected it slightly, but the "Zeke" came in close enough to kill three sailors before crashing into the sea nud exploding close aboard.

Camouflado distinto, en 1944-45

After repairs at Ulithi, Hank again joined Task Force 58, 1 May to resume screening and radar picket duties off Okinawa. June was spent at San Pedro Bay, Philippines undergoing replenishment and training, and on 1 July the carriers redesignated Task Force 38 and operating under Vice Admiral McCain in Admiral Halsey's 3d Fleet sortied to launch further strikes against the Home Islands. Hank spent most of this period on hazardous and lonely radar picket duty, steaming 50 miles from the main body of ships to provide early warning of enemy air attacks On the night of 18 July she joined Destroyer Squadron 62 and Cruiser Division 18 for an antishipping sweep across the entrance to Tokyo Bay. As she patrolled her radar picket station 9 August, Hank and Borie found themselves in the midst of five kamikaze planes. One of the aircraft came so close to Hank that it drenched both ship and personnel forward with gasoline before the veteran ships destroyed it and the other four attackers. Borie had been hit in the after bridge structure and suffered 48 dead and 66 wounded, while Hank had to report 1 man missing in action and 5 wounded.

Hostilities ceased 15 August 1945, and Hank steamed proudly into Tokyo Bay 10 September to participate in the occupation. She continued operations around Japan and Pearl Harbor through 30 December, when she sailed for Charleston, S.C., via Eniwetok, Pearl Harbor, San Diego, and the Panama Canal.

The veteran ship operated primarily out of New Orleans for reserve training cruises and good will visit to Caribbean and Central American ports until sailing 6 September 1949 for the Mediterranean. During her 5 months with the 6th Fleet, Hank participated in amphibious operations and visited Gibraltar, Malta, France, Sicily, Italy, and Algeria. Returning to Norfolk 26 January 1950, Hank engaged in training operations and a cruise to the Caribbean until sailing for the Far East and the Korean War 6 September. She arrived Yokosuka, Japan, 1 month later and joined the United Nations Blockade and Escort Force off the Korean coast. Her movements centered mainly around Wonsan Harbor, then under seige, with frequent interruptions for blockade patrol and bombardment missions. Hank supported the evacuation of Wonsan in early December and then moved up to Hungnam to help provide the curtain of fire which covered the evacuation of Allied troops. In January and February 1951, Hank supported the 8th Army as it moved to recapture and consolidate Seoul and Inchon. Screening blockade patrol, and shore bombardment constituted the destroyer's duties along the Korean coast until she sailed for the United States, reaching Norfolk 9 June via San Diego, the Panama Canal, and Guantanamo.

After a yard overhaul at Norfolk, Hank resumed the peacetime training operations, Caribbean exercises, and annual deployments to the Mediterranean that kept the fleet ready to serve America well at any moment on the seas. In the fall of 1956 as warfare flared over the nationalization of the Suez Canal, Hank was there. She conducted patrols in the eastern Mediterranean to assert and confirm America's, determination to keep the peace as well as to protect her citizens and interests.

In 1960 the destroyer with the Navy began to reach into space. She participated in training for Project Mercury,America's first man-in-space effort, off the Virginia capes, and she was designated one of the recovery ships when Astronaut Lt. Comdr. Scott Carpenter made his orbital flight 24 May 1962. Hank operated with Independence on blockade and surveillance duty during the October 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, remaining in the tension-filled Caribbean for nearly a month.

En Octubre de 1962

She was designated a Naval Reserve Training Ship in October 1963 and proceeded to her new home port, Philadelphia. After undergoing repairs at Sun Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Chester Pa., in 1964 Hank began reserve training cruises along the East Coast from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Halifax, Nova Scotia, continuing into 1967.

En Montreal, 1965

Hank received four battle stars for World War II, and four battle stars for Korean service.