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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

FERRÉ torpedo boats (1880-1882)

Ferré 1885

Names and Yard Nos

481 Ferré; 482 Enrique Py; 547 Centella; 546 Alerta

Builders

Yarrow, Poplar, UK: Ferré, Enrique Py, Centella, Alerta

Commissioned

1880-1882: Ferré, Enrique Py, Centella, Alerta

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1910: Ferré, Enrique Py, Centella, Alerta

 

Displacement normal, t

40

Displacement full, t

52

Length, m

30.5

Breadth, m

3.81

Draught, m

1.83

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

18.5 - 20

Fuel, t

coal 10

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 4 - 25/42 Nordenfelt, 2 - 356 TT (bow, 4)

Complement

11

Ship project history: These first class boats had a steel hull, a ram bow, two masts and funnels and a turtleback forecastle. The TTs were fixed in the bow on deck and they carried two reload torpedoes in cradles on deck amidships.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014