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ALMIRANTE TAMANDARÉ protected cruiser (1893)

Almirante Tamandaré 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Almirante Tamandaré   Arsenal de Marinha, Rio de Janeiro 1885 20/3/1890 1893 stricken 12/1915

  

Displacement normal, t

4735

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

89.7 wl

Breadth, m

14.4

Draught, m

6.02

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 7 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal 750

Endurance, nm(kts)

4000(10)
Armour, mm steel; casemates: 76, deck: 40, CT: 51

Armament

10 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong W, 2 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong P, 10 x 1 - 47/40 3pdr Hotchkiss

Complement

400

Ship project history: This flush-decked barque-rigged vessel had two funnels and was wood-sheathed. Four 152mm Armstrong QF guns were in casemates on the upper deck and the other six were on the broadside on the main deck, as were the two 120mm Armstrong QFs.

Ship protection: Machinery was protected by 40mm deck, artillery had 76mm protection.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Almirante Tamandaré

Ivan Gogin, 2014