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CHILEAN NAVY (CHILE)

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SERRANO destroyers (1928-1929)

Teniente Serrano 1938

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Sargento Aldea   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 3/1928 24/11/1928 7/1929 stricken 2/1958
Ingeniero Hyatt   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 9/1927 21/7/1928 4/1929 stricken 1/1963
Capitán Orella   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 6/1927 8/3/1928 12/1928 stricken 9/1966
Guardiamarina Riquelme   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 7/1927 21/5/1928 4/1929 stricken 1/1963
Teniente Serrano   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 6/1927 25/1/1928 12/1928 stricken 9/1966
Cirujano Videla   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 1/1928 16/10/1928 7/1929 stricken 2/1958

  

Displacement standard, t

1090

Displacement full, t

1430

Length, m

87.9 pp 91.4 oa

Breadth, m

8.84

Draught, m

3.86

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

28000

Max speed, kts

35

Fuel, t

oil 320

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

Serrano, Orella, Hyatt: 3 x 1 - 120/45 Vickers-Armstrong E, 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 3 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, mines

Aldea, Requelme, Videla: 3 x 1 - 120/45 Vickers-Armstrong E, 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 3 x 1 - 7.7/87, 2 x 3 - 533 TT, 2 DCT, sweeps

Complement

130

Ship project history: In 1927 Chilean Government has concluded with Thornycroft the contract on building of 6 destroyers in cost on 230.000£ for each. The project was developed on the basis of constructed by the same builder British destroyer Amazon, but differed by decreased dimensions, machinery capacity and absence of gun No4.
Instead Serrano, Orella and Hyatt were equipped for minelaying, and Aldea, Requelme and Videla for minesweeping. On trials all destroyers on 1-1.5kts exceeded contract speed (for example, Orella reached 35.9kts). All ships were arranged for service in various climatic conditions, from high latitudes to tropics, but because of weak hull construction have been recognised by unsuitable for service in Antarctic because of what in this region it was necessary to use older ships of Almirante Lynch class.
   Serrano and Orella arrived to Chile 22/2/1929, remaining in September of the same year.

Modernizations: late 1940s, all: + 3 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Naval service: Ships served more than 30 years, not passing significant modernizations.

Teniente Serrano on trials

Ingeniero Hyatt 1950

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15