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PORTUGUESE NAVY (PORTUGAL)

TORPEDO SHIPS

LIZ destroyer

Arno 1915

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Liz   Ansaldo, Sestri Ponente, Italy 1913 22/12/1914 6/1915 // --- completed for United Kingdom (Arno)

 

Displacement normal, t

600

Displacement full, t

750

Length, m

70.1 pp

Breadth, m

6.71

Draught, m

2.14

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 4 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

8000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armament

as designed: 4 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

as completed: 4 x 1 - 76/45 171/2cwt QF Mk I, 3 x 1 - 450 TT

Complement

70

Ship project history: The Italian Ansaldo shipyard was building a destroyer for the Portuguese Navy, to be called Liz, and for reasons which remain obscure she was bought by the British Admiralty in March 1915 while fitting out at Genoa. As HMS Arno she was the only foreign-built warship to be purchased for the RN, and she served on escort duties in the Mediterranean after completion in June 1915. She was generally similar to some of the 'River' class in appearance, with two tall funnels.

 

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