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RECALDE gunboats (1911-1912)

Recalde 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Recalde   SECN, Cartagena 1909 31/12/1910 1911 discarded 1931
Laya   SECN, Cartagena 11/1909 3/8/1911 12/1911 sunk 15/6/1938
Bonifaz   SECN, Cartagena 1910 1911 1911 discarded 1931
Lauria   SECN, Cartagena 12/1910 3/4/1912 8/1912 stricken 5/1940

  

Displacement normal, t

787

Displacement full, t

811

Length, m

65.5

Breadth, m

9.14

Draught, m

2.98 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

13.5

Fuel, t

coal 160

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armament

4 x 1 - 76/50 Vickers Mk TR

Complement

130

Ship project history: Four ships of this class were built for colonial service under the law from 7/1/1908. Weak unsuccessful ships with low stability, used basically as patrols.

Modernizations: 1937, Laya: + 1 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon M36

Naval service: After beginning of Civil war Laya at Tangiers was transferred under Republican control. Gunboat was sunk by aircraft of Nationalists at Valencia 15/6/1938. She was salvaged 28/2/1940, stricken 13/3/1940 and sold for scrap. Lauria was captured by troops of Nationalists at Cadiz 21/7/1936 and commissioned by them. 8/5/1940 Lauria was stricken and converted to a hulk at Cartagena.

Recalde

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