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BREGALNICA armoured river gunboats (1916/1918)

Bregalnica 1919

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Брегалница <Bregalnica> (ex-Wels, ex-l) 1290 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1915 22/10/1915 1916 // 12/1918 to Hungary 4/1920 (Szeged)
Неретва <Neretva> (ex-Barsch, ex-m) 1291 Danubius, Budapest, Austria-Hungary 1915 1915 1916 // 12/1918 to Austria 4/1920 (Barsch)

 

Displacement normal, t

133

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

44.0

Breadth, m

6.00

Draught, m

1.00

No of shafts

2

Machinery

AEG geared steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

oil 18

Armour, mm belt: 8, deck: 6, turrets: 10, CT: 10

Armament

2 x 2 - 66/24 G. L/26 K.15 BAK, 2 x 2 - 8.3/66

Complement

40

Ship project history: Former Austria-Hungarian boats l and m, renamed as Wels and Barsch in 1916. Wels and Barsch were interned by Yugoslavia in December 1918 and commissioned by its Navy as Bregalnica and Neretva in January 1919.

Ship protection: Bullet-proof.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In April 1920, Wels was transferred to Hungary and Barsch to Austria.

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