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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MAIPÚ torpedo gunboat (1881)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Maipú   Elder, Glasgow, UK   10/1880 5/1881 transport vessel 1902

 

Displacement normal, t

1063

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

82.4

Breadth, m

9.20

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

side wheels

Machinery

 

Power, h. p.

 

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 121/21 Armstrong 40pdr BLR, 2 - 356 TC

Complement

90

Ship project history: First Argentine ship with torpedoes. Unique paddle torpedo ship.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1902 Maipú became transport vessel. She was disarmed and laid up in 1916 and sold for BU in 1918.

Maipú

Ivan Gogin, 2014