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ELICURA minelayers

Elicura 1933

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Elicura   Maskin & Brobyggnads, Helsingfors, Finland // White, Cowes, UK 1916 1917 1920 stricken 1957
Leucoton   Sandvikens, Helsingfors, Finland // White, Cowes, UK 1916 1917 1920 stricken 1957
Orompello   Maskin & Brobyggnads, Helsingfors, Finland // White, Cowes, UK 1916 1917 1920 stricken 1957
Colocolo   Sandvikens, Helsingfors, Finland // White, Cowes, UK 1916 1917 1920 sold 1930

 

Displacement standard, t

400

Displacement full, t

545

Length, m

52.6

Breadth, m

7.47

Draught, m

3.35 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 3 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

1400

Max speed, kts

14.5

Fuel, t

coal 100

Endurance, nm(kts)

700(14)

Armament

2 x 1 - 76/40 EOC, 50 mines

Complement

42

Ship project history: A class of 6 dispatch (patrol) ships was built in Helsinki for Imperial Russian Navy and in 1918 was captured by Finns on slipways. Chibis, Kulik, Strizh, Bekas in 1919 were sold incomplete by Finland to Chile and renamed in Colocolo, Elicura, Leucoton, Orompello; Golub` and Pingvin served under Finnish flag as gunboats Uusimaa and Hämeenmaa. In 1920, after completion, Chilean ships passed to England, where received minelaying equipment on S. White. Ships arrived to Chile 26/10/1920.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Elicura 1931

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Ivan Gogin, 2011