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YUGOSLAVIAN NAVY (YUGOSLAVIA)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

SOCA river monitors (1915/1918)

Soca 1918

Vardar 1941

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Вардар <Vardar> (ex-Bosna, ex-Temes) 533 STT, Linz, Austria-Hungary 1914 1915 7/1915 // 12/1918 blown up 12/4/1941
Соца <Soca> (ex-Sava) 534 STT, Linz, Austria-Hungary 1914 31/5/1915 9/1915 // 12/1918 to Romania 4/1920 (Bucovina)

 

Displacement normal, t

580

Displacement full, t

?

Length, m

62.0

Breadth, m

10.3

Draught, m

1.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

1750

Max speed, kn

13.5

Fuel, t

coal

Armour, mm

belt: 40, deck: 25, CT: 50

Armament

1 x 2 - 120/42 G. L/45, 2 x 1 - 120/8 Haub. L/10, 2 x 1 - 66/24 G. L/26 K.15 BAK, 2 x 1 - 47/40 SFK L/44 (Skoda), 7 x 1 - 8.3/66

Complement

91

Ship project history: Former Austro-Hungarian. 31/12/1918 they were interned at Beograd and entered Yugoslavian Danube flotilla but later Soca was transferred to Romania. In January, 1919 Bosna was renamed Vardar. 15/4/1920 by results of division of Austro-Hungarian fleet ship was officially transferred to Yugoslavia.

Ship protection: Hull had 40mm vertical and 25mm horizontal protection.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: On the night 12/4/1941 Vardar was blown up in Beograd.

Vardar 1933

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