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DÉDALO seaplane tender (1901/1922)

Dédalo 1922

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Dédalo (ex-Neuenfels)   Swan Hunter, Newcastle, UK 19/4/1901 22/5/1901 10/1901 // 5/1922 stricken 1/1936
  

Displacement standard, t

 

Displacement full, t

9900

Length, m

127.7 pp 128.0 oa

Breadth, m

16.8

Draught, m

7.40

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 3 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2200

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

coal 950

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(7)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/97, 2 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 20 - 25 seaplanes (M.18), 1 airship (SCA), 2 balloons

Complement

398

Aircraft facilities (ha - 1,005m² / ~5,000m³): Seaplanes were stored in hangar (60x16.5xm). There was one elevator, seaplanes were handled from water by four (since 1926 one) derricks. Airship was stored in own hangar (42x8.3x12.0m)

Year Reconnaissance
5/1922 5 Felixtowe F.3, 5 M.18, 4 S.13, 4 S.16, 5 S.16bis, 1 Panther, 2 SCA, 2 balloons
6/1923 9 M.18, 1 SCA
9/1929 11 M.18, 2 Swift, 1 S.62

Ship project history: Ex-German freighter Neuenfels interned by Spain in 1914 and later requisitioned. She was converted to dual-purpose aircraft / airship tender. Fore deck with mooring mast was intended for operations with airship and balloons, aft deck was used for handling of seaplanes. Also wheeled planes can be launched from the deck.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In January, 1935 Dédalo was laid up from active service and stricken a year later.

Dédalo

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