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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

CARTAGENA river gunboats

Cartagena 1931

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cartagena CF33 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK   26/3/1930 1931 stricken 1987
Santa Marta   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK   16/4/1930 1931 stricken 12/1962
Barranquilla   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK   10/5/1930 1931 stricken 1970

 

Displacement standard, t

142

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

39.6 pp 41.8 oa

Breadth, m

7.16

Draught, m

0.84

No of shafts

2 in tunnels

Machinery

Gardner semi-diesels

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

diesel oil 24
Endurance, nm(kts) 2100(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 QF Mk I, 4 x 1 - 7.7/94

Complement

39

Ship project history: The successful ships, ordered 31/8/1929 at 195.000$ for one boat. Hull abreast machinery and magazines had bulletproof plating. Gunboats shown magnificent seaworthiness for river ships, having made with British crews self-supporting 24-day passage through Atlantic with one stop at St.Vincent.

Modernizations: 1942-1945, all: + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon

1960s, all: - 1 x 1 - 20/70; + 1 x 1 - 40/56 Bofors

Naval service: Barranquillia served on Magdalena, two others on Amazon and Putumayo.

Cartagena 1930

Cartagena 1971

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