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Lima is The Douro class of destroyers included five ships used by the Portuguese Navy (Marinha Portuguesa) between 1933 and 1967 and two used by the Colombian Navy (Armada de la Repúbica de Colombia).

Note, that, in Portugal, this class of destroyers is usually referred to as the Vouga class, with the term Douro class being usually employed to designate the previous class of Portuguese destroyers also known as Guadiana class.




In 1930, the Portuguese navy drew up a 10 year shipbuilding programme to replace its aging fleet, with planned purchases including two cruisers, twelve destroyers and a number of submarines and sloops. The competition for the design for destroyers was won by Yarrow Shipbuilders beating bids from Thornycroft and Italian shipyards. An order was placed for four ships on 12 June 1931, with two ships, Vouga and Lima to be built by Yarrows in the UK and the remaining ships, Tejo and Douro to be built at Lisbon with machinery to be supplied by Yarrow. A fifth ship, Dão, again to be built in Lisbon using Yarrow-supplied machinery, was ordered on 18 January 1933.

Yarrow's design was based on Ambuscade, a prototype destroyer built for the Royal Navy in 1926. The ships were 323 feet (98.45 m) long overall and 307 feet (93.57 m) between perpendiculars, with a beam of 31 feet (9.45 m) and a draught of 11 feet (3.35 m). The ship displaced 1,219 long tons (1,239 t) standard and 1,563 long tons (1,588 t) full load. Three Yarrow boilers fitted with air pre-heaters and superheaters supplied steam at 400 pounds per square inch (2,800 kPa) to geared steam turbines, driving two propeller shafts and generating 33,000 shaft horsepower (25,000 kW), giving a speed of 36 knots (67 km/h; 41 mph). Sufficient fuel was carried to give a range of 5,400 nautical miles (10,000 km; 6,200 mi) at 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph).

Armament was similar to contemporary Royal Navy destroyers, with a gun armament of four 4.7 in (120 mm) Vickers-Armstrong Mk G guns, and three 40 mm (2-pounder) 'pom-pom' anti-aircraft guns. Two quadruple banks of 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes were carried, while two depth charge throwers and 12 depth charges constituted the ships' anti-submarine armament. Up to 20 mines could be carried. The ships complement was 147 officers and men.

The two Yarrow-built ships were laid down in October 1931, and commissioned in 1933, while the first two Lisbon-built ships, Tejo and Douro, laid down in 1932, were sold to the Colombian Navy before completion in response to the Leticia Incident between Columbia and Peru, and Peru's purchasing of two ex-Russian destroyers (Almirante Guise and Villar) from Estonia. Renamed Antioquia and Caldas, respectively, they served the Colombians as the Antioquia class.Two further ships were ordered by the Portuguese Navy to replace them.


Tier VI Premium Destroyer Lima





Hitpoints: 12 700





4 × BL 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns

Reload TIme: 8.0 s


180 Turn Time: 26.0 s


Maximum Dispersion: 100 m 


Maximum HE Shell Damage: 2100 


Chance Of HE Shells Causing A Fire On Target: 8.0 %


HE Shell Armor Penetration Capacity: 20 mm


Maximum AP Shell Damage: 2200


Main Battery Firing Range: 11.0 km






8 × 21 inch (530 mm) torpedo tubes (2 × 4) for Mk.IX torpedoes


Torpedo Range: 11.0 km


Torpedo Speed: 56 knots


Relaod Time: 76.0 s


Maximum Damage: 17263





3 × Vickers Mk.VIII 2-pounder anti-aircraft guns

AA Reinforcement: 50 %


Sector Reinforcement time: 5 s


Sector Reinforcement shift time: 5 s 





Maximum Speed: 36 knots


Turning Circle Radius: 640 m


Rudder Shift Time: 2.1 s





Detectability Range By Sea: 7.0 km


Detectability Range By Air: 3.0 km


Assured Detectability Range: 2.0 km


Detectability After Firing Main Guns in Smoke: 2.5 km





Deck: 17 mm


Armor Belt: 15 mm


Superstructure: 10 mm


Turrets: 18 mm





Damage Control Party

Action Time 5 s

Reload Time For I 60 s

Reload Time For II 40 s



Action Time 20 s

Smoke Screen Dispersion Time 81 s

Action Radius 0.53 km

Relaod Time For I 240 s

Relaod Time For II 160 s 


Engine Boost

Maximum Speed +8 %

Action Time 120 s

Relaod Time For I 180 s

Relaod Time For II 120 s








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