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PHRA RUANG destroyer (1917/1920)

Phra Ruang 1920

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
พระร่วง <Phra Ruang> (ex-Radiant)   Thornycroft, Woolston, UK 12/1915 25/11/1916 2/1917 // 9/1920 stricken 7/1959

 

Displacement normal, t

1035

Displacement full, t

1208

Length, m

83.6

Breadth, m

8.30

Draught, m

2.70

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

27000

Max speed, kts

36

Fuel, t

oil 296

Endurance, nm(kts)

3440(15)

Armament

3 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV, 1 x 1 - 76/40 12pdr 12cwt QF Mk I/II, 1 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 x 2 - 533 TT

Complement

82

Ship project history: Former British destroyer Radiant. She concerned to R type, but was built under special project of Thomycroft. On trials ship reached 39.67kts. After the First World War she was sold by Admiralty to builder, which 21/6/1920 resold ship to Siam. In September, 1920 destroyer arrived to Siam and was renamed Phra Ruang.

Modernizations: 1940s: + 2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4

Naval service: In days of Second World War Phra Ruang was used mainly as TS. She was stricken in July, 1959, but long time was used as training hulk. In 2000 the hulk was still afloat.

Phra Ruang 1921

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15