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CATTARO gunboat (1900 / 1941)


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Dalmacija  

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cattaro (ex-Далмација [Dalmacija], ex-Niobe)     A G Weser, Bremen, Germany 30.8.1898 18.7.1899 25.6.1900 // 17.4.1941 captured by Germany 11.9.1943 (Niobe)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

2360

Displacement full, t

2953

Length, m

104.4 wl 105.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.2

Draught, m

5.31

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 8 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 625

Endurance, nm(kts)4000(11)
Armour, mm

steel / Krupp steel - deck: 25 - 20, slopes: 50, CT: 80

Armament

6 x 1 - 83/53 Škoda M.27, 6 x 1 - 20/70 Scotti-Isotta Fraschini 1939

Complement

329



Standard scale images


<i>Cattaro</i> 1941
Cattaro 1941


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<i> Dalmacija</i>  
Dalmacija  


Project history

Ex-German Gazelle-class small cruiser was purchased by Yugoslavia 24.6.1925 and rebuilt at Deutsche Werke in Kiel in 1925-1926 (fore part was rebuilt, cruiser received new stem, forecastle deck had new form, superstructures and masts were also rebuilt), ship was commissioned again 3.9.1926. When Yugoslavia surrendered, ship was captured at Kotor and commissioned by Regia Marina as gunboat.

Ship protection

25mm protective deck with 50mm slopes protected machinery, outside machine spaces 20mm deck had turtleback form. Engines had 80mm glacises. CT had 80mm sides and 20mm roof.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

 Cattaro 11.9.1943 was captured at Pola by German troops, renamed Niobe 6.12.1943, was wrecked off Silba 19.12.1943, finally sunk there by British / Yugoslavian MTB276 and MTB298, salvaged in 1947 and broken up in 1949.