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PILCOMAYO gunboats (1876)

Pilcomayo 1876

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Pilcomayo   Rennie, Greenwich, UK   8/1875 1876 salvage vessel 1896
Bermejo   Rennie, Greenwich, UK   6/1875 1876 transport vessel 1898
República 421 Laird, Birkenhead, UK   5/1875 1876 transport vessel 1911
Constitución 422 Laird, Birkenhead, UK   5/1875 1876 transport vessel 1915

 

Displacement normal, t

 

Displacement full, t

420

Length, m

32.0 pp 33.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.14

Draught, m

2.36 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HC, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

430

Max speed, kts

9.7

Fuel, t

coal 42

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 279/14 Armstrong 26.5-ton MLR, 2 x 1 - 79/25 RK L/27 C/73

Complement

100

Ship project history: Rendel 'flatiron' gunboats which had an iron hull with four watertight compartments but no double bottom. The single Armstrong MLR gun was mounted on a movable platform forward which could be lowered into a well when at sea. It had no traverse and was aimed by moving the ship. The two Krupp BLR guns were on the upper deck. These vessels had one funnel set well aft.

Modernizations: 1880, all: + 2 x 1 - 63/42 Nordenfelt

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014