Index

Armoured Gunboat

Large China GB

Small China GB

River GB, Gunboats 1st Cl & 3rd Cl, Sloops

"Kil" Class Patrol GB
 
As extracted from Jane's Fighting Ships © for 1919

River Gun Boats Etc.


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WIDGEON (1904). 180 tons. Dimensions: 165 x 24.5 x 2.5 feet. Also TEAL (1901) & MOORHEN (1901). 180 tons.

  • Dimensions: 165 x 24.5 x 2.25 feet.
  • Armament: 2 - 6 pdr. and 4 M.G.
  • Bulletproof hull, &c. H.P. 670 = 13 kts.
  • Complement, 37-31.
  • Coal 39-36 tons.

KINSHA (bought 1900). 616 tons.

  • 192.25 x 30 x 6.75 feet.
  • Guns: 2 - 12 pdr., 7 Maxims.
  • H.P. 1200 = 14 kts.
  • Coal: 65 tons.
  • Complement, 58.

WOODCOCK (1897) & WOODLARK (1897). 150 tons.

  • Dimensions: 148.5 x 24 X 2 feet,
  • Armament: 2-6 pdr., 4 M.G.
  • Bullet-proof hull, etc..
  • H.P. 550= 13 kts. Coal: 28 tons.
  • Complement, 26.

Photo by favour of Lt. Com. Hutton.

4 NIGHTINGALE, ROBIN, SANDPIPER, SNIPE (all 1897). 85 tons.

  • Dimensions: 107.75 x 20 x 2 feet.
  • Guns: 2 - 6 pdr., 4 M.G.
  • H.P. 240 = 9 kts. Coal: 11 tons.
  • Complement, 25.

Gunboats: 1st Class.

HUSSAR (1894), ex-Torpedo Gunboat. Serves as Yacht and Despatch Vessel, C-in-C., Mediterranean. 1070 tons.

  • Guns; 1 - 4.7 inch, 2 - 12 pdr., 1 - 6 pdr. AA.
  • I.H.P. 2500 = 17-5 kts. Coal : 190 tons.
  • Complement, 190.

Note.-Similar vessels, Circe, Gossamer, Speedwell, Skipjack, Spanker, Seda, are on Disposal List, 1919. Halcyon on Sale List.

BRAMBLE, BRITOMART, DWARF, THISTLE (1898-99). 710 tons.

  • Complement, 90.
  • Dimensions: 187.5 x 33 X 9.66 feet.
  • Guns: 2 - 4 inch, 4 - 12 pdr., 4 or 6 machine guns.
  • Designed H.P. 1300=139 kts. Yarrow boilers, Coal: 145 tons.
 

Gunboat SPHINX given as Despatch Vessel among miscellaneous pages at end of British Navy Section.

Gunboats, 3rd Class.

Old Blazer Bloodhound, Banterer (ex Plucky), Bustard, Kite, &c., still exist, but are only used for subsidiary duties.

Old Sloops.

Note: Fleet Sweeping Vessels (Sloops are listed after the Submarine Section on later page).

Photo, G.M. Carter, Esq.

CADMUS, CLIO, ESPIEGLE, ODIN (1900-03). 1070 tons.

  • Complement, 121-112.
  • Guns: 6 - 4 inch 4 - 3 pdr. (Espiegle and Odin 4 - 4 inch only), 2 or 3 M.G.
  • I.H.P. 1400=13a kts. Boilers first two, Niclausse; ether two, Babcock. Coal: 195-225 tons.

Photo, Symonds.

VESTAL & RINALDO (1890-1898). 980 tons.

  • Guns: 4 - 4 inch, 4 - 3 pdr., 1 M.G.
  • I.H.P. 1400=-13.5 kts. Belleville boilers. Coal = 160 tons.
  • Complement, 40.

ALERT (1893-95). 960 tons:

  • Guns: 4 - 4 inch, 4 - 3 pdr., 3 M.G.
  • I.H.P 1400 = 13.5 kts. Coal: 156 tons.
  • Complement, 107.

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