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L river patrol vessels (1916)

Viza 1917

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
l, 1916- Wels 1290 Ganz & Danubius, Budapest 1/1915 22/10/1915 3/1916 to Yugoslavia 1/1919 (Bregalnica)
m, 1916- Barsch 1291 Ganz & Danubius, Budapest 1915 1915 3/1916 to Yugoslavia 1/1919 (Neretva)
n, 1916- Compó 1292 Ganz & Danubius, Budapest 1915 1916 3/1916 to Austria 11/1920 (Compó)
o, 1916- Viza 1293 Ganz & Danubius, Budapest 1915 1916 4/1916 to Austria 11/1920 (Viza)

 

Displacement normal, t

129

Displacement full, t

133

Length, m

44.0

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

AEG geared steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 18
Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

belt: 8, deck: 6, turret: 5, CT: 5

Armament

2 x 2 - 66/24 G. L/26 K.15 BAK, 4 x 1 - 8/80

Complement

27

Ship project history: Built as Patrouillenbote (patrol boats), received names in 1916. They had rather foremost for time steam turbines with a full gearing and thus, that they were the first-ever river boats with steam turbines! On trials they shown overall speed 17.3-18.5kts. In 1918 they were used as minesweepers on Black Sea, demonstrated quite good seaworthiness for river ship.
 

Ship protection: There was only splinter protection.

Modernizations: 1918, all: + sweeps

Naval service: In December, 1918 Wels and Barsch were interned at Beograd, in January, 1919 they were commissioned by Yugoslavian Danube flotilla as Bregalnica and Neretva. Compó and Viza in 1919 served with Hungarian Danube flotilla. 15/4/1920, as result of partition of Austro-Hungarian Navy, Wels and Viza were received by Hungary; they were commissioned in 1921 and 1923 respectively as Szeged and Kecskemét. Barsch and Compó refer to Austria with former names, the truth, Compó was never commissioned and 6/10/1927 sold to Hungary. She passed major repairs at Dyor and in 1929 was commissioned as Györ. 30/7/1929 Barsch also was sold to Hungary and was named Baja.

Compó 1916

Ivan Gogin, 2014