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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

TORPEDO SHIPS

MARÍA DE MOLINA torpedo gunboats (1898-1900)

Álvaro de Bazán 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
María de Molina   La Graña, Ferrol 1894 9/10/1896 1898 discarded 1926
Marqués de la Victoria   La Graña, Ferrol 1894 4/2/1897 1900 discarded 1926
Álvaro de Bazán   La Graña, Ferrol 1894 14/9/1897 1900 discarded 1926
  

Displacement normal, t

830

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.6 pp

Breadth, m

7.98

Draught, m

2.70 normal 3.04 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

3500 (forced draught)

Max speed, kts

19.5 (forced draught)

Fuel, t

coal 120

Endurance, nm(kts)

2000(10)

Armour, mm

CT: 152

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/35 Hontoria M1883, 4 x 1 - 42/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 4 - 7.7/80, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 356 TT

Complement

91

Ship project history: Fast torpedo gunboats (torpedo cruisers). To the First World War beginning they have become outdated. After modernization Marqués de la Vitoria became one-funneled, María de Molina received two close arranged funnels and only Álvaro de Bazán kept an original two-funneled outline profile.

Ship protection: Only CT had 152mm sides.

Modernizations: 1917-1918, María de Molina, Marqués de la Victoria: - 2 x 1 - 120/35, 4 x 1 - 42/42; + 8 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, both were reboilered; former received two closely spaced funnels, latter single funnel.

1917-1918, Álvaro de Bazán: - 2 x 1 - 120/35, 2 x 1 - 42/42; + 6 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt

Naval service: No significant events.

Álvaro de Bazán 1921

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