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TÉTE river gunboat (1920)


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Téte 1933

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Téte 1956- P371   Yarrow, Scotstoun, UK // Chinde   1918 // 1920 1920 discarded 1975


Technical data


Displacement standard, t100
Displacement full, t~130
Length, m

23.4

Breadth, m

6.10

Draught, m

0.70

No of shafts

stern wheel

Machinery

1 VTE,  1 Yarrow boiler

Power, h. p.

70

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, tcoal
Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/43, 2 x 1 - 7.7/80

Complement~20


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<i>Téte </i>1933
Téte 1933


Project history

River stern-wheeled gunboat with steel hull for service on Zambesi. She was built in Britain and assembled from sections and launched at Chinde (Mozambique) in 1920.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

 Téte was stricken only in 1975, after granting independence to Mozambique.