Thursday, 19 April 2018

Uruguayan cruiser Dogali wrecked according to the magazine Mitteilungen aus dem Gebiete des Seewesens dated 1913 No. 1

An item reported that the Uruguayan cruiser Dogali bought in the past from the Italian navy and renamed Montevideo was wrecked underway towards Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on the coast of Rio Grande. Her crew was rescued the ship however considered to be lost. Displacement 2.088 tons and with an armament of 2-15cm guns, 9-5,7cm guns, 2-3,7cm guns and 2 torpedo tubes. Speed 19 knots.(1)

1. Laid down by Armstrong, Elswick, England on 13 February 1885 for the Greek navy and to be named Salamis, launched on 23 December 1885, sold before completion to Italy, commissioned as the Dogali on 28 April 1887, sold to Uruguay in January 1908, renamed 25 de Agosto, commissioned in 28 April 1887, renamed Montevideo in1910, decommissioned in 1914 and sold to be broken up in 1932.