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TORPEDO SHIPS

PARA destroyers (1909-1910)

Alagoas 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Amazonas 1 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 21/11/1908 1909 stricken 1931
Pará 2 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 14/7/1908 1909 stricken 1933
Piauí 3 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 7/9/1908 12/1909 stricken 7/1944
Rio Grande do Norte 4 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 1909 1909 stricken 7/1944
Paraíba 5 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 18/5/1909 1909 stricken 1944
Alagoas 6 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 29/7/1909 1910 disarmed 1939
Sergipe 7 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 25/5/1910 1910 stricken 7/1944
Paraná 8 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 27/3/1910 1910 disarmed 10/1933
Santa Catharina 9 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 26/10/1909 1910 stricken 7/1944
Mato Grosso 10 Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK 1908 23/1/1909 1909 stricken 9/1946

  

Displacement normal, t

560

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

73.2 pp

Breadth, m

7.16

Draught, m

2.42 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4cyl VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 140

Endurance, nm(kts)

3700(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/40 Vickers M, 4 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

130

Ship project history: 10-ships Pará class was ordered by Yarrow under the 1907 program. Intended for actions together with Baia class cruisers. On construction they were very close to British River class, differing by strengthened artillery. On trials all ships exceeded 27kts contract speed, fastest Paraná shown 28.736kts. Ships differed by excellent manoeuvrability: tactical diameter on full speed was about 340m, and time to a stop at full astern from full ahead was about 30s.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Alagoas 1918

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15