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ARAGÓN unprotected cruisers (1881-1886)

Aragón 1879

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Aragón   Arsenal de Cartagena   1879 1881 discarded 1905
Navarra   Arsenal del Ferrol   1881 1889 TS 1899, discarded 1905
Castilla   Arsenal de Cartagena   1881 1886 sunk 1/5/1898
  

Displacement normal, t

3289

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

71.9 wl

Breadth, m

13.4

Draught, m

7.19 max

No of shafts

1

Machinery

3-cyl HC

Power, h. p.

4400

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 460

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

8 x 1 - 203/15 Armstrong 9-ton 180pdr MLR

Complement

389 - 392

Ship project history: Wooden-hulled barque-rigged vessels with two funnels and a ram bow; heavily and, clumsily built having been designed as ironclads. As completed they were armed wilh 8 203mm 180pdr Armstrong RML guns and were already obsolescent.

Modernizations: 1885, Aragón was armed with: 6 x 1 - 160/25 Hontoria M1879, 2 x 1 - 87/22 Krupp M1876, 4 x 1 - 75/24 Krupp M1883, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

1885, Navarra, Castilla were armed with: 4 x 1 - 149/32 Krupp M1880, 2 x 1 - 120/27 Krupp M1883, 2 x 1 - 87/22 Krupp M1876, 4 x 1 - 75/24 Krupp M1883, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

Naval service: Castilla was sunk 1/5/1898 by US cruisers at the Battle of Manila Bay.

Navarra 1887

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