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Tâmega 1933  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Douro D   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   22.1.1913 1913 discarded 1931
Guadiana G   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   21.9.1914 1915 discarded 1934
Vouga V   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   19.4.1920 1920 lost 1.5.1931
Tâmega TA   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Estaleiro Real de Lisboa   21.10.1922 1924 discarded 1945


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

515

Displacement full, t660
Length, m

73.2

Breadth, m

7.20

Draught, m

2.30 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 Parsons steam turbines, 3 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

11000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 146

Endurance, nm(kts)1600(15)
Armament

1 x 1 - 100/44 A(tr)10/45, 2 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40, 2 x 2 - 450 TT

Complement

80



Standard scale images


<i>Douro </i>1916
Douro 1916
<i>Tâmega </i>1940
Tâmega 1940


Graphics


<i>Tâmega </i>1933  
Tâmega 1933  


Project history

Very similar to British River class destroyers. They were built in Britain by Yarrow and assembled from ready sections at Lisbon. Lead ship on trials has shown 30.3kts.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Vouga was wrecked 1.5.1931. To the WWII beginning Tâmega was considered become outdated and was used mainly as training ship and was stricken right after the war.