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Navarchos
Post subject: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 1:54 pm
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In 1881 Greece had 2 Rendel gunboats built at the Thames Ironworks and Shipbuilding Company for the shallow waters of the Ambracian Gulf. They received the names Hydra & Psara (Island naval forces during the Independence war of 1821). Later on 1889, they were renamed as Amvrakia & Action and the former names were given to the new Ironclad Battleships of the Navy. Received a minor modernization which changed their look on 1910. They saw action in the Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and Balkan Wars, served the Piraeus and Keratsini net barrage during World War I and were scrapped after World War I.

Displacement: 433/470 MT
Length: 39m
Breadth: 7.9m
Draught: 2.2m
Speed: 12Kts
Armament: 1x10'', 1x6'', 2x37mm, 1x356mm TT at the bow
Crew: 67

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 3:08 pm
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Very cool!

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 3:23 pm
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Nice work! I am stunned by the size of the main gun and
mount on such a small warship.


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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 4:51 pm
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Very nice work!

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 5:04 pm
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Strange ships, but nice drawings.


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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 9:42 pm
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Sweet, Rendel gunboats definitely needed more attention in SB.

Also the bow shading makes it seem like the bow is thick and fat, is it just me?

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 22nd, 2018, 11:05 pm
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Excellent drawings.

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 23rd, 2018, 9:39 am
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Thanks a lot!

Rendel gunboats were unique designs and more than a hundred were built for various navies!
The funny thing is that in order to aim the main gun you have to turn your ship....which is awkward
...not useful...and backwards...in a turret era.
So, I suppose that these ships were mostly for shore bombardment.

I made a What if scenario....if the boats were converted to Minelayers during 20s-30s...and not scraped.
Reconstruction, re-engined, a new armament of 1 DP 88mm, 2x 20mm A/A and 56 Sea Mines load.

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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 23rd, 2018, 9:51 am
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These boats must have a interesting sea charistic


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Post subject: Re: Greek Rendel GunboatsPosted: November 23rd, 2018, 10:25 am
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Excellent drawings and additions!

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