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COLOMBIAN NAVY (COLOMBIA)

TORPEDO SHIPS

ANTIOQUIA destroyers (1934)

Antioquia 1934

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Antioquia (ex-Tejo) D01 Estaleiro Real de Lisboa, Portugal   10/5/1933 2/1934 stricken 1961
Caldas (ex-Douro) D02 Estaleiro Real de Lisboa, Portugal   18/11/1933 4/1934 stricken 1961

  

Displacement standard, t

1219

Displacement full, t

1563

Length, m

93.6 pp 98.5 oa

Breadth, m

9.44

Draught, m

2.74

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

33000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 292

Endurance, nm(kts)

5400(15)

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/50 Armstrong Mk G, 3 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 20 mines, 2 DCT (12)

Complement

147

Ship project history: Two of seven Portuguese Lima class destroyers, built in the Great Britain and Portugal under Yarrow design. Still being on the stocks, two lead Portuguese-built ships were 27/3/1933 sold to Colombia at intermediary of British private concern as a backweight to two Peruvian Novik class destroyers, purchased the same year in Estonia. Crews of both Colombian ships were at first hired by the same firm from Englishmen. Ships arrived to Colombia 14/5/1934.
Destroyers were designed on a basis of British destroyer Ambuscade from which differed by main artillery. Ships were arranged for minelaying. Machinery included 3 Yarrow boilers with lateral arrangement of fire chambers and economizers (28atm operating pressure) and Curtiss geared turbine sets with Parsons cruising turbines.

Modernizations: 1942-1945, both: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

1952, Antioquia; 1955, Caldas: - 4 x 1 - 120/50, 3 x 1 - 40/39, 2 x 1 - 20/70, 1 x 4 - 533 TT; + 2 x 1 - 127/38 Mk 30, 6 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 3, 1 x 24 - 178 Hedgehog Mk 11 ASWRL, 4 DCT

Naval service: No significant events.

Caldas 1947

Ivan Gogin, 2011-16