Meteor-class aviso

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Bundesarchiv Bild 146-2008-0174, Aviso "SMS Meteor II".jpg
Meteor at anchor
Class overview
Operators:  Kaiserliche Marine
Preceded by: Wacht class
Succeeded by: SMS Hela
Completed: 2
Retired: 2
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,117 metric tons (1,099 long tons; 1,231 short tons)
Length: 79.86 m (262 ft 0 in) o/a
Beam: 9.56 m (31 ft 4 in)
Draft: 3.68 m (12 ft 1 in)
Propulsion: 2 × 3-cylinder double expansion engines, 2 shafts
Speed: 19.5 knots (36.1 km/h; 22.4 mph)
Range: 960 nmi (1,780 km; 1,100 mi) at 9 kn (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Complement:
  • 7 officers
  • 108 enlisted men
Armament:
  • 4 × 8.8 cm (3.5 in) SK L/30 guns
  • 3 × 35 cm (14 in) torpedo tubes
Armor:

The Meteor class was a pair of two avisos built by the Imperial German Navy in the late-1880s; the class comprised two ships, Meteor and Comet.

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References[edit]

  • Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5. 
  • Gröner, Erich (1990). German Warships: 1815–1945. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-790-9.