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Beira 1930s

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Beira     ER de Lisboa   1910 1910 survey ship 1936
Ibo     ER de Lisboa   1911 1911 survey ship 1948
Mandovi     ER de Lisboa   1917 1917 survey ship 1945
Bengo     ER de Lisboa   1917 1917 discarded 1933
Quanza     ER de Lisboa   1917 1917 discarded 1933


Technical data


Displacement standard, t397
Displacement full, t492
Length, m

45.0

Breadth, m

8.30

Draught, m

2.10

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Beira, Ibo: 2 VTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Mandovi, Bengo, Quanza: 2 VTE, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

700

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 85

Endurance, nm(kts)3200(9)
Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/43

Complement

51



Standard scale images


<i>Bengo </i>1918
Bengo 1918
<i>Beira </i>1940
Beira 1940


Graphics


<i>Beira </i>1930s
Beira 1930s


Ship project history


Small colonial gunboats, built at Lisbon. Ships of first series had cylindrical boilers, following had Yarrow boilers. Ships of first two series were repeatedly rearmed.

Modernizations


1917-1920, Beira: + 1 x 1 - 87/21 K.87/24, 1 x 1 - 65/40 H(tr)65/40

1917-1920, Ibo, Mandovi: + 1 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40, 2 x 1 - 57/40 H(tr)57/43

1917-1920, Bengo: + 1 x 1 - 87/21 K.87/24, 2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/43

1917-1920, Quanza: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40

early 1930s, Ibo: - 1 x 1 - 76/40, 2 x 1 - 57/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 2/3/5

early 1930s, Mandovi: - 1 x 1 - 76/40, 2 x 1 - 57/40; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/43

Naval service


Beira in 1936 was converted to survey vessel, after war also Mandovi (in 1945) and Ibo (in 1948) were so converted.