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EL PLATA coast defence battleships (1875)

El Plata 1896

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
El Plata 412 Laird, Birkenhead, UK   29/8/1874 1875 stricken 11/1927
Los Andes 413 Laird, Birkenhead, UK   29/10/1874 1875 stricken 11/1927

  

Displacement normal, t

 

Displacement full, t

1500

Length, m

56.7 wl

Breadth, m

13.4

Draught, m

3.20 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VC, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

750

Max speed, kts

9.5

Fuel, t

coal 120

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

iron; belt: 152, ends: 114 - 102, deck: 30, breastwork: 203, turret: 229 - 203

Armament

1 x 2 - 254/13 Armstrong 300pdr 12.5-ton MLR

Complement

126

Ship project history: Low-freeboard monitors with all-hull-long narrow superstructure. To decreasing of target area in the battle ships can to receive ballast into double bottom tanks, increasing a draught by 2m.

Ship protection: The belt over the machinery and magazine was 152mm thick and 1.5m high (0.9m above and 0.6m below wl), reducing to 102mm at ship ends. Funnel casing was 114mm. There was 203mm breastwork round the turret. The area round gunports was protected by 229mm iron plates, rest parts of turret had 203mm protection.

Modernizations: 1883, both: - 1 x 2 - 254/13; + 1 x 2 - 203/30 Armstrong E, 2 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 25/42 Nordenfelt

1890s, both: + 2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong P

Naval service: No significant events.

Los Andes

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14