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OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

WHEELING patrol gunboats (1897)

Wheeling 1914

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG14 Wheeling Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 4/1896 18/3/1897 8/1897 miscellaneous auxiliary IX28 1/1923
PG15 Marietta Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 4/1896 18/3/1897 9/1897 to Naval Militia 5/1912, sold 3/1920

 

Displacement normal, t

1000

Displacement full, t

1170

Length, m

57.8

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

3.66

No of shafts

2

Machinery

PG14: VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

PG15: VTE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

1050

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 231
Endurance, nm (kts)  

Armament

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

Complement

140

   

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 2/3/1895. These vessels were single-funnelled, two-masted, composite-built, and were rated as sloops in British lists. The 102mm guns were mounted one forward and one aft on the upper deck with four amidships on the main deck.

Modernizations: by 1918, both: - 2 x 1 - 102/40

Naval service: Wheeling was latterly employed as a training ship and numbered IX28 in the Second World War.

Marietta 1910

Ivan Gogin, 2014