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CARLOS V armoured cruiser (1897)

Carlos V 1900

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Carlos V   Vea Murguía, Cádiz 4/3/1892 10/3/1895 2/6/1897 discarded 12/1931
  

Displacement normal, t

9090

Displacement full, t

10100

Length, m

115.8

Breadth, m

20.4

Draught, m

7.62 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 12 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

18500 (forced draught) 15000 (natural draught)

Max speed, kts

20 (forced draught) 19 (natural draught)

Fuel, t

coal 1800

Endurance, nm(kts) 9600(11)
Armour, mm belt: 50, battery: 50, deck: 50 with 165mm slopes, CT: 300, barbettes: 250, hoods: 100

Armament

2 x 1 - 280/35 Hontoria M1883, 8 x 1 - 140/36 Hontoria M1883, 4 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 42/43 Sarmiento, 4 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 6 - 356 TT (beam)

Complement

583

Ship project history: Unusual cruiser with heavy guns and very thick deck slopes; sometimes she was classified as protected cruiser. To the First World War beginning she was considered become outdated.

Ship protection: Belt and battery protection was scanty and made up of two laminated plates, 25mm of Siemens and 25mm of chrome steel.

Modernizations: 1920: - 8 x 1 - 140/36, 4 x 1 - 57/42, 2 x 1 - 42/43, 4 x 1 - 37/27, 4 - 356 TT; + 4 x 1 - 105/32 Krupp M1897, 8 x 1 - 12.7/87

Naval service: Emperador Carlos V was stricken in 1931 and broken up in 1933.

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