Chilean destroyer Almirante Condell (1912)

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CNS Condell
History
Chile
Name: Almirante Condell
Ordered: 1911
Builder: J. Samuel White, UK
Laid down: 1912
Launched: 28 September 1912
Commissioned: January 1914
Decommissioned: 19 December 1945
Fate: Scrapped
General characteristics
Class and type: Almirante Lynch-class destroyer
Displacement:
  • 1,430 long tons (1,453 t) standard
  • 1,850 long tons (1,880 t) full load
Length: 101 m (331 ft 4 in)
Beam: 9.9 m (32 ft 6 in)
Draught: 3.35 m (11 ft 0 in)
Propulsion:
  • 6 × Foster-White mixed fired boilers
  • 3 shaft Parsons direct turbines
  • 30,000 hp (22,371 kW)
Speed: 31 knots (57 km/h; 36 mph)
Range: 4,205 nmi (7,788 km) at 15 kn (28 km/h; 17 mph)
Complement: 160
Armament:
  • 6 × 4 in (100 mm) guns
  • 4 × machine guns
  • 6 × 21 in (533 mm) torpedo tubes

Almirante Condell was a destroyer which served with the Chilean Navy through World War I and World War II. She was the second ship in the Chilean Navy to bear this name.

The Chilean Navy ordered six ships from J. Samuel White in 1911. These destroyers were larger and more powerful than contemporary British destroyers. Almirante Condell was built by the United Kingdom as part of a six-ship Almirante Lynch class of destroyers, of which only two ships were delivered before the outbreak of war. Those two ships served in the Chilean Navy until 1945.

The ship was named after Admiral Carlos Condell, Chilean sailor, hero of the War of the Pacific.