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BABR sloops (1932)

Babr 1932

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
بابر <Babr>   CNR, Palermo, Italy 1930 2/8/1931 1932 sunk 25/8/1941
پلنگ <Palang>   CNR, Palermo, Italy 1930 11/1931 1932 sunk 25/8/1941

Displacement standard, t

950

Displacement full, t

~1100

Length, m

62.4 pp

Breadth, m

9.00

Draught, m

3.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Fiat diesels

Power, h. p.

1900

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

diesel oil 120

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/35 Schneider-Armstrong 1914-15, 2 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 1 - 6.5/100, 80 mines

Complement

85

Ship project history: Seaworthy sloops (sometimes rated as gunboats) with diesel machinery. Under the project 3 102mm guns should be installed, but one of them was replaced by 2 76mm AA guns.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Babr was sunk 25/8/1941 by Australian sloop Yarra in Khorramshahr; subsequently she was raised, but following under tow in Karun river mouth ran ashore and wrecked. Palang was sunk 25/8/1941 by British sloop Shoreham in harbour of Abadan; subsequently she was broken up.

Babr 1936

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15