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AUSTRIAN RIVER FLOTILLA (AUSTRIA)

RIVERINE BOATS

FOGAS armoured river gunboats (1916/1920-1929)

Fogas 1920

Birago 1938

Names

Fogas (ex-i); Birago (ex-Siofok, ex-Csuka, ex-k)

Builders

Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Commissioned

1916 // 4/1920: Fogas

1916 // 7/1929: Birago

Losses

Birago (German Birago 23/3/1938)

Transfers

Hungary, 10/1927: Fogas (Gödöllö)

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

60

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

36.0

Breadth, m

4.60

Draught, m

0.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

oil?

Armour, mm

belt: 5, deck: 4, turret: 5, CT: 5

Armament

1 x 1 - 66/27 G. L/30 K.09, 2 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

27

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian river armoured gunboats i and k, built at Budapest in 1915-1916. In 1916 renamed Fogas and Csuka. 15/4/1920, as result of partition of Austro-Hungarian Navy, Fogas was transferred to Austria. Sistership Csuka (ex-k) at partition of Austro-Hungarian Navy in 1920 headed out to Hungary, was named Siofok. Siofok 24/7/1929 has been sold to Austria in exchange for Barsch and renamed Birago

Ship protection: Bullet-proof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 6/10/1927 Fogas was sold to Hungary and renamed Gödöllö. Birago before beginning of WWII 23/3/1938 after Anschlüß was commissioned by Germans.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15