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METEOR avisos (1891 - 1893)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Meteor   48 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1888 20.1.1890 15.5.1891 fishery protection 1895-1896, harbour defence 5.1904, barrack ship 6.1911
Comet   203 Vulcan, Stettin 1891 15.11.1892 29.4.1893 harbour defence 5.1904, discarded 6.1911


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Meteor: 961

Comet: 992

Displacement full, t

Meteor: 1078

Comet: 1117

Length, m

Meteor: 79.9 oa 78.5 wl

Comet: 79.9 oa 78.7 wl

Breadth, m

Meteor: 9.56

Comet: 9.58

Draught, m

Meteor: mean 3.68 deep load 4.50

Comet: mean 3.68 deep load 4.48

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

Meteor: 4500

Comet: 5000

Max speed, kts

Meteor: 19

Comet: 19.5

Fuel, t

Meteor: coal 120

Comet: coal 147

Endurance, nm(kts)

960(9)

Armour, mmsteel; deck: 15 with 25mm slopes, CT: 30
Armament

4 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 3 - 350 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

115



Standard scale images


<i>Comet</i> 1893
Comet 1893


Project history

The Meteor and her slightly faster near-sister were smaller than their predecessors, and very similar to the British torpedo gunboats. They proved to be very poor seaboats, and vibrated considerably at high speeds, so it is not surprising that they saw little service.

Ship protection

They had steel armoured deck with 15mm flat and 25mm slopes. CT had 30mm sides and 15mm roof.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

They were broken up in 1919 and 1921 respectively.