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PETREL gunboat (1889)

Petrel 1890

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG2 Petrel Columbian Iron Wks, Baltimore 8/1887 13/10/1888 12/1889 stricken 4/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

867

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

57.3

Breadth, m

9.44

Draught, m

3.50 mean

No of shafts

1

Machinery

HC, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

11.4

Fuel, t

coal 200

Endurance, nm (kts)

 

Armament

4 x 1 - 152/35 Mk III, 2 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I, 1 x 1 - 37/40 Hotchkiss heavy long Mk I, 2 x 5 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Complement

138

   

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 3/3/1885. Originally rigged as a barquentine with no head gear, the mainmast was later removed. Main guns were mounted in sponsons between the forecastle and poop.

Modernizations: 1905: - 2 x 5 - 37/20; + 1 x 1 - 37/40 Hotchkiss heavy long Mk I

1911: - 4 x 1 - 152/35; + 4 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014