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BALNY river gunboat (1920)

Balny 1920

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Balny   A C de Bretagne, Nantes 1908 6/1914 1920 laid up 1940, BU 1944

  

Displacement normal, t

201

Displacement full, t

226

Length, m

52.3 pp 54.4 oa

Breadth, m

6.70

Draught, m

1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Fouché boilers

Power, h. p.

900

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 27

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 37/40 M1902, 4 x 1 - 8/80

Complement

59

Ship project history: Designed for service on Yangtse. Originally she should be sister-ship of Doudart de la Grée but construction was delayed between 1914 and 1918 and ship was completed under little changed design.

Modernizations: 1930s: + 1 x 1 - 75/35 M1897.

Naval service: Balny was laid up at Chungking in 1940 and scrapped in 1944.

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14