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survey vessel Naftilos (ex-Alpheos) 1931

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Αχελώος [Achelaos]     Thames Iron Wks, Blackwall, UK   1884 1884 captured by France 12.1916 (Achelaos), returned 12.1918, stricken 1925
Αλφειός [Alpheos]     Thames Iron Wks, Blackwall, UK   1884 1884 captured by France 12.1916 (Alpheos), returned 12.1918, survey vessel 1919
Ευρώτας [Eurotas]     Denny, Dumbarton, UK   1884 1884 captured by France 12.1916 (Eurotas), returned 12.1918, stricken 1925
Πηνειός [Peneos]     Denny, Dumbarton, UK   1884 1885 captured by France 12.1916 (Peneos), returned 12.1918, lighthouse tender 1919


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

Peneos, Eurotas: 420

Achelaos, Alphios: 400

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Peneos, Eurotas: 40.0 pp 41.0 oa

Achelaos, Alphios: 40.0 pp 42.0 oa

Breadth, m

Peneos, Eurotas: 7.60

Achelaos, Alphios: 7.40

Draught, m

Peneos, Eurotas: 4.00

Achelaos, Alphios: 3.50

No of shafts

 

Machinery

VC

Power, h. p.

400

Max speed, kts

Peneos, Eurotas: 10.5

Achelaos, Alphios: 9.8

Fuel, t

coal 50

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

Peneos, Eurotas: 2 x 1 - 95/26 Armstrong 20pdr BLR, 3 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Achelaos, Alphios: 2 x 1 - 95/26 Armstrong 20pdr BLR, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss

Complement

73



Standard scale images


<i>Alpheos </i>1925
Alpheos 1925


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survey vessel <i> Naftilos (ex-Alpheos) </i>1931
survey vessel Naftilos (ex-Alpheos) 1931


Project history

Iron-hulled screw gunboats.

Modernizations

1895-1897, all: were formerly rebuilt.

Naval service

All served in 1917-1918 under French flag.