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VIGILANTE river gunboats (1900)

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Argus     Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 1899 17/2/1900 1900 stricken 1920
Vigilante     Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 1899 1900 1900 stricken 1920
Lieutenant Contal, 1905- Peï-Ho     Thornycroft, Chiswick, UK 1899 1901 1901 stricken 1920

 

Displacement normal, t

123

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

44.2

Breadth, m

7.30

Draught, m

0.60

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 20
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 90/24 M1891, 4 x 1 - 37/20 M1885

Complement 53

Ship project history: Steel river gunboats of the British Woodlark type with one funnel and pole mast. Built for service in China. The ships' vital spaces were covered with bullet-proof plating.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Argus 1900

Ivan Gogin, 2014