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CASTORE gunboats (1889-1891)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Castore     Armstrong, Pozzuoli 1888 1888 1889 barge 1899, minelayer 1904, test vessel 11.1915
Polluce     Armstrong, Pozzuoli 1888 1888 1891 discarded 8.1911


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

640

Displacement full, t 
Length, m

35.1

Breadth, m

11.3

Draught, m

2.45

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

364

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

1 x 1 - 400/32 MRK L/35 C/86, 2 - 350 TT

Complement

40 - 49



Standard scale images


<i>Polluce </i>1891
Polluce 1891


Project history

Built originally for the Ministry of War and transferred to the Navy in 1891-1892 for experiments with the Krupp 400mm/32 gun.

Modernizations

1889, Castore: - 1 x 1 - 400/32, 2 - 350 TT; + 1 x 1 - 120/32 B(c.o.), 1 x 1 - 11.4/94 (displacement was 522t)

1899, Polluce: - 1 x 1 - 400/32, 2 - 350 TT; + 1 x 1 - 120/40 A91, 1 x 1 - 11.4/94 (displacement was 522t)

1904, Castore: + mines

Naval service

No significant events.