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VALE gunboats (1874-1877)

Vale 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
Vale   MV Horten   14/4/1874 1874 captured by Germany 13/5/1940
Uller   MV Horten   21/7/1876 1877 captured by Germany 10/4/1940 (Uller)

 

Displacement normal, t

229

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

27.3

Breadth, m

7.90

Draught, m

2.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VC, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

200

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

coal 22
Endurance, nm(kts) 600(8)

Armament

1 x 1 - 267/14 Armstrong 19.7-ton MLR No.2, 1 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 2 x 5 - 37/27 Hotchkiss

Complement 38

 

Ship project history: Old coastal gunboats of so-called "Elswick" type.

Modernizations: 1913, both were converted to minelayers: - 1 x 1 - 267/14; + 1 x 1 - 120/44 Armstrong Y, 50 mines; displacement rose to 238/250t

Naval service: Uller was captured by German troops off Bergen, commissioned by Germans under own name and 2/5/1940 sunk by Norwegian aircraft in the Sogne-fjord. Vale was 13/5/1940 captured by German minesweeper М1 off Bremanger, commissioned by Germans as auxiliary.

Vale 1934

 

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