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Argus

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Argus     Arsenal de Toulon   1922 1923 laid up 1940, BU 1941
Vigilante     Arsenal de Toulon   1922 1923 scuttled 9.3.1945


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

178

Displacement full, t218
Length, m51.8
Breadth, m7.70
Draught, m1.20
No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 2 boilers

Power, h. p.

600

Max speed, kts

12

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 75/35 M1897, 2 x 1 - 37/40 M1902, 4 x 1 - 8.80

Complement42


Standard scale images


<i>Argus</i> 1923
Argus 1923


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<i>Argus</i>
Argus


Project history

Small gunboats for Chinese rivers, without battle value.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Argus was laid up at Haiphong in 1940 and scrapped next year. Vigilante was scuttled at Haiphong 9.3.1945 to avoid capture by Japanese fleet, salvaged in 1946 and repaired for mercantile service.