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HUNGARIAN RIVER FLOTILLA (HUNGARY)

RIVER BOATS

SIOFOK armoured river gunboats (1916/1920-1927)

Siofok 1920

Names

Gödöllö (ex-Fogas, ex-i); Siofok (ex-Csuka, ex-k)

Builders

Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary

Commissioned

1916 // 10/1927: Gödöllö

1916 // 4/1920: Siofok

Losses

Gödöllö (late 1944)

Transfers

Austria, 7/1929: Siofok (Birago)

Discarding

none

 

Displacement standard, t

60

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

36.0

Breadth, m

4.60

Draught, m

0.90

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

800

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

oil?

Armour, mm

belt: 5, deck: 4, turret: 5, CT: 5

Armament

1 x 1 - 66/27 G. L/30 K.09, 2 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

27

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian river armoured gunboat i, built at Budapest in 1915-1916. In 1916 she was renamed Fogas. 15/4/1920, as result of partition of Austro-Hungarian Navy, she was transferred to Austria. 6/10/1927 she was sold to Hungary and renamed Gödöllö.  Sistership Csuka (ex-k) at partition of Austro-Hungarian Navy in 1920 headed out to Hungary, was named Siofok.

Ship protection: Bullet-proof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Siofok 24/7/1929 has been sold to Austria in exchange for Barsch and renamed Birago; before beginning of WWII she was commissioned by Kriegsmarine. In 1935 Gödöllö was laid up into reserve, but in 1941 was commissioned again. In 1944 Gödöllö was sunk by Soviet aircraft at Uipest (S area of Budapest).

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-15