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CHILEAN NAVY (CHILE)

TORPEDO SHIPS

CAPITÁN ORELLA destroyers (1896)

Capitán Orella 1900

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Capitán Orella   Laird, Birkenhead, UK   1896 1896 stricken 1924
Capitán Muñoz Gamero   Laird, Birkenhead, UK   1896 1896 stricken 1924
Teniente Serrano   Laird, Birkenhead, UK   1896 1896 stricken 1924
Guardiamarina Riquelme, 1924- Lientur   Laird, Birkenhead, UK   1896 1896 stricken 1930

  

Displacement normal, t

300

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

64.9 pp

Breadth, m

6.55

Draught, m

1.79 trials

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Normand boilers

Power, h. p.

6250

Max speed, kts

30

Fuel, t

coal 90

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 5 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 2 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

65

Ship project history: Steel-hulled torpedo boat destroyers with a turtleback forecastle and four funnels. Relatives on construction to first British destroyers, these ships were in due time the most perfect in Latin America. On trials the vessels made 30.1-30.42kts on 6313-6398hp.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15