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LIMPOPO gunboat (1890)


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Limpopo 1932

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Limpopo     Thames Iron Works, Blackwall, UK   1890 1890 discarded 1943


Technical data


Displacement normal, t288
Displacement full, t 
Length, m

37.8

Breadth, m

6.40

Draught, m

2.00

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 VC, 1 boiler

Power, h. p.

520

Max speed, kts

11.3

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament1 x 1 - 65/40 H(tr)65/43
Complement

42



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<i>Limpopo </i> 1932
Limpopo 1932


Project history

Colonial gunboat intended for service on Limpopo river in Africa. Iron hulled.

Modernizations

1900s: - 1 x 1 - 65/40; + 2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/43

1920s: - 2 x 1 - 47/40; + 3 x 1 - 57/40 H(tr)57/43

Naval service

No significant events.