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BEIRA gunboats (1910-1917)

Bengo 1918

Beira 1940

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
  

Displacement standard, t

397

Displacement full, t

492

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

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.

Beira 1930s

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