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CALLAO gunboats (1888-1889 / 1898-1899)

No

Name

Builder

Laid down

Launched

Comm

Fate

PG37

Callao (ex-Callao)

Manila Ship Co, Cavite, Philippines (Spain)

3/1887

6/1888

1889 // 7/1898

ferry boat YFB11 6/1921

PG39

Pampanga (ex-Pampanga)

Manila Ship Co, Cavite, Philippines (Spain)

3/1887

2/1888

1889 // 6/1898

sunk as target 21/11/1928

 

Paragua (ex-Paragua)

Manila Ship Co, Cavite, Philippines (Spain)

3/1887

1/1888

1889 // 5/1899

stricken 6/1911

PG41

Samar (ex-Samar)

Manila Ship Co, Cavite, Philippines (Spain)

3/1887

11/1887

1888 // 5/1899

sold 1/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

201

Displacement full, t

243

Length, m

34.8

Breadth, m

5.34

Draught, m

2.03

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VC, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

275

Max speed, kts

Callao, Pampanga, Paragua: 10

Samar: 10.5

Fuel, t

coal 32

Endurance, nm (kts)

1700 (10)

Armament

Callao: 4 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Pampanga: 1 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 3 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II

Paragua: 1 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 3 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Samar: 1 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 1 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Complement

35

   

Ship deign history: Ex-Spanish gunboats, captured in the end of Spanish-American war of 1898. Callao was captured 12/5/1898 in Manila Bay, Pampanga was captured in Manila Bay by US Army in June 1898. Arayat was scuttled by Spanish Navy 29/6/1898 in the Pasig River (Luzon), salvaged by Americans in October 1899 and rebuilt. Samar was captured by US Army at Zamboanga in 1898. Paragua was also captured in 1898.

Modernizations: 1918, Callao: - 1 x 1 - 47/40-45, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 1 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II

1918, Pampanga: - 1 x 1 - 57/50; + 1 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II

Naval service: No significant events.

Pampanga

Ivan Gogin, 2014