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PARANÁ gunboats (1874)

Uruguay 1900

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Paraná 408 Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1872 1873 1874 transport vessel 1900
Uruguay 409 Laird, Birkenhead, UK 1872 6/3/1874 7/1874 survey vessel 1903

 

Displacement normal, t

 

Displacement full, t

515

Length, m

46.3 pp

Breadth, m

7.62

Draught, m

3.04 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

475

Max speed, kts

11

Fuel, t

coal 80

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

4 x 1 - 178/14 Vavasseur ML

Complement

100

Ship project history: Barque-rigged gunboats with one funnel between the masts, a raised forecastle and poop and a clipper bow. They had an iron hull sheathed in wood with five watertight bulkheads, but no double bottom. The 152mm 4.5-ton MLR guns were in the waist fore and aft of the funnel, and the 95mm were on the broadside at the break of the poop. Uruguay received new boilers and was resheathed in teak and zinc in 1889.

Modernizations: 1880, both: new armament consisted of 1 x 1 - 152/16 4.5-ton MLR, 2 x 1 - 95/21 20pdr Armstrong BLR

1893, both: new armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 120/41 Armstrong T, 2 x 1 - 63/42 Nordenfelt

Naval service: In 1900 Paraná became a transport vessel, renamed Piedrabuena and wrecked 28/4/1921. Uruguay became survey vessel in 1903. She was hulked in 1926 but reconstructed in 1954 and preserved as memorial.

Uruguay as preseved

Ivan Gogin, 2014