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ERITREA colonial sloop (1937)

Eritrea 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Eritrea   Cantieri di Castellamare di Stabia 7/1935 28/9/1936 2/1937 to France 2/1948 (Francis Garnier)
  

Displacement standard, t

2165

Displacement full, t

3068

Length, m

87.0 pp 96.9 oa

Breadth, m

13.3

Draught, m

3.50 normal load 4.70 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Fiat diesels / 2 diesel-generators, Marelli electric motors

Power, h. p.

7800 + 1300 = 9100

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

diesel oil 320

Endurance, nm(kts) 6950(11.8)

Armament

2 x 2 - 120/45 Schneider-Canet-Armstrong 1918-19, 2 x 1 - 40/39 Vickers-Terni 1917, 4 x 1 - 13.2/76

Complement

234

Ship project history: Projected in 1934 for service in colonies, differed by original machinery, including, besides main diesels, auxiliary diesel-electric plant. Electric motors were installed on main shafts, work of both main diesels and electric motors simultaneously was possible. Greatest endurance was ensured under electric motors, under main diesels it made 5000(15.3)nm, under both diesels and electric motors 6120(13.3)nm. The maximum speed under diesels was 18kts, under electric motors 12kts, and under both diesels and electric motors 20kts.

Building of the second ship of this class (it was supposed to call her Etiopia) was planned.

Modernizations: 1940 - 1941: - 2 x 1 - 40/39; + 2 x 2 - 37/54 Breda 1938, mines

Naval service: No significant events.

Eritrea 1947

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14