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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

DUBUQUE patrol gunboats (1905)

Dubuque 1914

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG17 Dubuque Gas Engine & Power, Morris Heights 9/1903 15/8/1904 6/1905 Naval Militia TS 7/1911, gunboat 8/1914, TS 7/1915, miscellaneous auxiliary AG6 (IX9) 5/1919, Naval Reserve TS 5/1922, gunboat 11/1940, stricken 9/1945
PG18 Paducah Gas Engine & Power, Morris Heights 9/1903 11/10/1904 9/1905 miscellaneous auxiliary AG7 (IX23) 5/1919, gunboat 11/1940, stricken 9/1945

 

Displacement normal, t

1084

Displacement full, t

1237

Length, m

53.0 wl 61.1 oa

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

4.07

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

1250

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 200
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

6 x 1 - 102/50 Mk VII, 4 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Complement

184 - 198

   

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 1/7/1902, these vessels were two-funnelled, two-masted, composite-built, with a bowsprit, rated as sloops in British lists. The 102mm guns were mounted to port and starboard on the upper deck.

Modernizations: 1918, Paducah: - 2 x 1 - 102/50, 2 x 1 - 37/40

1921, Dubuque: - 4 x 1 - 57/50, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 1 x 1 - 76/23 Mk IX/XIV

1940, both were armed with 1 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 12, 2 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 7, 1 x 1 - 76/52 Mk 10

Naval service: Both served on the Great Lakes with a reduced armament from 1922 to 1940-1941, training Naval Reservists, and during the Second World War they were employed training armed guards for merchant ships, and were numbered respectively IX-9 and 1X-23.

Paducah

Ivan Gogin, 2014