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PELAYO barbette ship (1888)

Pelayo 1918

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Pelayo   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France 2/1886 5/2/1887 9/9/1888 TS 1920, discarded 8/1924
  

Displacement normal, t

9745

Displacement full, t

9950

Length, m

102.0 wl 105.1 oa

Breadth, m

20.2

Draught, m

7.58 norm 8.69 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 VC, 12 return-tube boilers

Power, h. p.

9600

Max speed, kts

16.7

Fuel, t

coal 650 norm 800 max

Endurance, nm(kts) 3000(10)

Armour, mm

Creusot steel; belt: 450 - 300, barbettes: 400 - 300, shields: 80, CT: 155, deck: 70 - 50

Armament

2 x 1 - 320/35 Hontoria M1883, 2 x 1 - 280/35 Hontoria M1883, 1 x 1 - 160/35 Hontoria M1883, 12 x 1 - 120/35 Hontoria M1883, 3 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 13 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 4 x 5 - 37/17 Hotchkiss, 7 - 381 TT (1 stern, 6 beam)

Complement

520

Ship project history: Design was based on the basis of contemporary French battleship Marceau but with reduced draught. Originally she had 372 m2 of sails but soon after completion ship received military masts. Main guns were mounted in barbettes of Canet system, 160mm gun was a bow chaser.

Ship protection: Main belt was 2.1m high amidships (0.6m above wl), hull had double bottom.

Modernizations: 1897: boilers were replaced by 16 Niclausse ones (9473hp, 16kts, 676t of coal, 2540(10)nm); - 1 x 1 - 160/35, 12 x 1 - 120/35, 3 x 1 - 57/40, 13 x 1 - 37/20, 4 x 5 - 37/17; + 9 x 1 - 140/36 Hontoria M1883, 5 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 14 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim; normal displacement was 9890t

1904: - 4 - 381 TT (beam)

1910: - 3 - 381 TT

Naval service: Pelayo served as TS since 1920.

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