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Argus 1900

Ships


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


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

123

Displacement full, t 
Length, m44.2
Breadth, m7.30
Draught, m0.60
No of shafts2
Machinery2 VTE, 2 boilers
Power, h. p.500
Max speed, kts13
Fuel, tcoal 20
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

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

Complement53


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<i>Argus </i>1900
Argus 1900


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.