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LIBERAL gunboats (1884)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Liberal     Laird, Birkenhead, UK   9.8.1884 1884 wrecked 22.6.1910
Zaire     Laird, Birkenhead, UK   9.8.1884 1884 discarded 1916


Technical data


Displacement normal, t549
Displacement full, t560
Length, m42.5 pp
Breadth, m7.88
Draught, m3.36
No of shafts1
Machinery 
Power, h. p.500
Max speed, kts10
Fuel, tcoal 90
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament1 x 1 - 152/26 A.15/28, 2 x 1 - 100/27 A.10/28, 1 x 1 - 37/20 H(tr)37/23
Complement109


Project history

Iron-hulled wooden-sheathed colonial gunboats.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Liberal was wrecked 22.6.1910 at Ambriz, N of Luanda (Angola).