|Chilean submarine Guacolda|
|Builder:||Fore River Yard, Quincy, Massachusetts|
|Launched:||2 July 1915|
|Class & type:||H class submarine|
363 long tons (369 t) surfaced|
434 long tons (441 t) submerged
|Length:||150 ft 3 in (45.80 m)|
|Beam:||15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)|
1 × 480 hp (358 kW) diesel engine|
2 × 620 hp (462 kW) electric motors
13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph) surfaced|
10 knots (19 km/h; 12 mph) submerged
1,600 nmi (3,000 km) at 10 kn (19 km/h; 12 mph) surfaced|
130 nmi (240 km) at 2 kn (3.7 km/h; 2.3 mph) submerged
• 4 × 18 in (457 mm) bow torpedo tubes|
• 8 × 18 inch torpedoes
Guacolda (also spelled as Gualcolda in some sources) was an H class submarine of the Chilean Navy. The vessel was originally ordered by the United Kingdom's Royal Navy as HMS H13, but was handed over to Chile in 1917 as H1.
H13 was a British H class submarine built by Fore River Yard of Quincy, Massachusetts. She was launched on 2 July 1915. Because the United States was neutral (having not yet entered World War I), H13 along with sister ships H11, H12, H14, H15, H16, H17, H18, H19, and H20 were all interned by the United States government. As a result, H13 was never commissioned into the Royal Navy. Instead, she and H16, H17, H18, H19, and H20 were transferred to the Chilean Navy as partial recompensation for the appropriation of two 28,000-ton dreadnoughts (Almirante Latorre and Almirante Cochrane). Originally named H1 when turned over to Chile in 1917, she was renamed Guacolda in 1924. She served with the Chilean Navy until she was stricken in 1949.
- Hutchinson, Robert. Submarines, War Beneath The Waves, From 1776 To The Present Day.
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