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BALNY river gunboat (1920)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Balny     A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1908 6/1914 1920 laid up 1940, BU 1944


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

201

Displacement full, t226
Length, m52.3 pp 54.4 oa
Breadth, m6.70
Draught, m1.00
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 Fouché boilers

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 27

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 37/40 M1902, 4 x 1 - 8/80

Complement59


Standard scale images


<i>Balny </i>1920
Balny 1920


Ship project history


Designed for service on Yangtze. Originally she should be sister-ship of Doudart de la Grée but construction was delayed between 1914 and 1918 and ship was completed under little changed design.

Modernizations


1930s: + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897.

Naval service


Balny was laid up at Chungking in 1940 and scrapped in 1944.