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TORPEDO SHIPS

BOLÍVAR torpedo gunboat (1894/1898)

sister-ship Nueva España 1891

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bolívar (ex-Galicia)   La Graña, Ferrol, Spain   1891 1894 // 9/1898 stricken 1920
  

Displacement normal, t

562

Displacement full, t

630

Length, m

58.0 pp

Breadth, m

6.73

Draught, m

3.16 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 locomotive boilers, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2600

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 130

Endurance, nm(kts)

3400(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 13

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/35 Hontoria M1883, 4 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 1 x 4 - 25/40 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 356 TT (6)

Complement

91

Ship project history: Steel-hulled torpedo gunboat built for Spain and purchased later by Venezuela.

Ship protection: 13mm protective deck closed only machinery and boilers.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2015