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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

Nr.1 torpedo boats (1881)

Names

Nr.1, 2

Builders

Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK: Nr.1, 2

Commissioned

1881: Nr.1, 2

Losses

None

Transfers

None

Discarding

1910: Nr.1, 2

 

Displacement normal, t

10.9

Displacement full, t

17

Length, m

18.4

Breadth, m

2.29

Draught, m

1.07

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VC, 1 locomotive boiler

Power, h. p.

230

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 1.5

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 spar torpedo

Complement

10

Ship project history: These third class boats had a steel hull with a ram bow, one funnel and a conning tower abaft the funnel. The single McEvoy spar torpedo was carried in the bow.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014