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ARGENTINEAN NAVY (ARGENTINA)

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NUEVE DE JULIO protected cruiser (1893)

Nueve de Julio 1905

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Nueve de Julio 570 Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1891 26/7/1892 27/1/1893 stricken 10/1930

 

Displacement normal, t

3600

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

107.9 pp 113.5 oa

Breadth, m

13.4

Draught, m

5.03 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

14500

Max speed, kts

22.2

Fuel, t

coal 750

Endurance, nm(kts)

4870(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 89 - 20 with 114 - 89 slopes, glacis: 127, shield: 51, CT: 102

Armament

4 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong W2, 8 x 1 - 120/41 Armstrong R, 12 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss, 5 - 450 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

327

Ship project history: Cruiser was designed by P. Watts as development of Veinticinco de Mayo; first of Argentina cruisers, completely armed with quick-firing artillery. Construction of ship was slightly delayed by changing the torpedoes from 356mm to 450mm.

Ship protection: Protective deck ran the length of the ship and had 89-20mm flat part with 114-89mm slopes. Double bottom was on full length of the ship except of boiler and engine rooms.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Nueve de Julio 1893

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14