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CHILEAN NAVY (CHILE)

TORPEDO SHIPS

SERRANO destroyers

Serrano 1938

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aldea   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 3/1928 24/11/1928 7/1929 stricken 2/1958
Hyatt   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 9/1927 21/7/1928 4/1929 stricken 1/1963
Orella   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 6/1927 8/3/1928 12/1928 stricken 9/1966
Requelme   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 7/1927 21/5/1928 4/1929 stricken 1/1963
Serrano   Thornycroft, Southampton, UK 6/1927 25/1/1928 12/1928 stricken 9/1966
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 QF Mk I HA, 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 QF Mk I HA, 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 Oerlikon

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

Serrano on trials

Hyatt 1950

Ivan Gogin, 2011