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PATAGONIA protected cruiser (1887)

Patagonia 1887

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Patagonia 209 STT, San Rocco, Austria-Hungary 1885 1886 2/1887 survey ship 1909

 

Displacement normal, t

1450

Displacement full, t

1530

Length, m

64.9 pp

Breadth, m

9.98

Draught, m

3.91 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HC, 2 cylindrical boyers

Power, h. p.

2730

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 350

Endurance, nm(kts)

3500(10)

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 32, shield: 102, CT: 38

Armament

1 x 1 - 254/33 Armstrong 27.5-t BLR, 3 x 1 - 152/31 Armstrong K, 4 x 1 - 76/26 9pdr Armstrong BL

Complement

140

Ship project history: Steel-hulled, wood- and copper-sheathed hull with ram bow, flush deck and low freeboard.

Ship protection: Protective deck ran the length of the ship.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: In 1909 Patagonia was reconstructed as survey vessel armed with 1 152/40mm, 1 120/40mm and 8 76/40mm guns. In 1919 she was rebuilt and fitted with 500hp oil-fired machinery, ship carried 263t of oil and made 10kts maximum.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14