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KANTANG torpedo boats (1937-1958)


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Takbai 1950

Ships


Name No Yard 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 21/11/1956 28/10/1957 1958 stricken 1981


Technical data


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

2 sets 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



Standard scale images


<i>Kantang </i>1960
Kantang 1960
<i>Kantang</i> 1937
Kantang 1937


Graphics


<i>Takbai</i> 1950
Takbai 1950


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


1960s, all: - 1 x 1 - 20/65

Naval service


No significant events.