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GONÇALO VELHO sloops (1933)


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Gonçalves Zarco 1950

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Gonçalo Velho 1956- F475   Hawthorn Leslie, Tyne, UK 10.1931 3.8.1932 5.1933 BU 6.1961
Gonçalves Zarco 1956- F476   Hawthorn Leslie, Tyne, UK 10.1931 28.11.1932 9.1933 discarded 1969


Technical data


Displacement standard, t950
Displacement full, t1414
Length, m

76.2 pp 81.7 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

3.43

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

2000

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

oil 470

Endurance, nm(kts)6000(10)
Armament3 x 1 - 120/50 Vickers-Armstrong Mk G, 4 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk II, 2 DCR
Complement

142



Standard scale images


<i>Gonçalves Zarco </i>1965
Gonçalves Zarco 1965
<i>Gonçalo Velho</i> 1933
Gonçalo Velho 1933


Graphics


<i>Gonçalves Zarco </i>1950
Gonçalves Zarco 1950


Project history

Small, but well armed colonial sloops. They were ordered in 1931 in Britain to Hawthorn Leslie. Project was developed on basis of British sloop Bridgewater from her Portuguese ship differed by increased hull beam, third 120mm gun and increased fuel stowage, but had no minesweeping equipment. Officially they were rated as 2nd class avisos.

Modernizations

1943, both: - 4 x 1 - 40/39; + 5 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV, 4 DCT, presumably sonar

1948, both: presumably + radar

Naval service

No significant events.