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ROYAL SIAMESE / THAI NAVY (SIAM / THAILAND)

TORPEDO SHIPS

KANTANG torpedo boats (1937-1958)

Kantang 1937

Kantang 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
คลองใหญ่ <Klongyai> 5 Ishikawajima, Tokyo, Japan 1936 26/3/1937 6/1937 stricken 1976
ตากใบ <Takbai> 6 Ishikawajima, Tokyo, Japan 1936 26/3/1937 6/1937 stricken 1973
กันตัง <Kantang> 7 Ishikawajima, Tokyo, Japan 1936 26/3/1937 6/1937 stricken 1976
สัตหีบ <Sattahip> 8 Bangkok DYd 1957 1958 1958 stricken 1981

 

Displacement standard, t

110

Displacement full, t

135

Length, m

40.1 pp 42.0 oa

Breadth, m

4.59

Draught, m

1.52

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Kampon geared steam turbines, 2 Kampon boilers

Power, h. p.

1000

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

oil 18

Endurance, nm(kts)

480(15)

Armament

1 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 2 x 1 - 20/65 Breda 1939, 1 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

31

Ship project history: Small low-board torpedo boats for coastal waters: some kind of returning to the ships of the end of XIX century, but on new technological level. At low price they differed by low speed and seaworthiness, therefore actually they were patrols with torpedo armament. Despite modest characteristics, ships served almost 40 years. Moreover: in 1957-1958 in Bangkok the fourth ships of given class, Sattahip, was built.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Takbai 1950

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15