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PORTUGUESE NAVY (PORTUGAL)

TORPEDO SHIPS

GUADIANA destroyers (1913-1924)

Douro 1916

Tâmega 1940

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Douro D Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   22/1/1913 1913 discarded 1931
Guadiana G Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   21/9/1914 1915 discarded 1934
Vouga V Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   19/4/1920 1920 lost 1/5/1931
Tâmega TA Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   21/10/1922 1924 discarded 1945
  

Displacement standard, t

515

Displacement full, t

660

Length, m

73.2

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

2.30 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

11000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 146

Endurance, nm(kts) 1600(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 100/44 A(tr)10/45, 2 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

80

Ship project history: Very similar to British River class destroyers. They were built in Britain by Yarrow and assembled from ready sections at Lisbon. Lead ship on trials has shown 30.3kts.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Vouga was wrecked 1/5/1931. To the WWII beginning Tâmega was considered become outdated and was used mainly as training ship and was stricken right after the war.

Tâmega 1933

 

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