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EXTREMADURA protected cruiser (1902)

Extremadura 1904

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Extremadura (ex-Isabella Catolica)   Vea-Murguía, Cadiz 23/2/1899 29/4/1900 8/1902 discarded 1926
  

Displacement normal, t

2030

Displacement full, t

2180

Length, m

88.4

Breadth, m

11.0

Draught, m

4.26 mean 5.00 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Thornycroft cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

7000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 430

Endurance, nm(kts)

2300(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 50, CT: 30

Armament

8 x 1 - 101/50 Vickers, 2 x 1 - 75/14 Vickers, 4 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 1 x 1 - 7.7/87

Complement

246

Ship project history: Small cruiser specially built for colonial service. Originally she was designed for Hontoria 140/35mm and Krupp 105/32mm guns but really was completed with Vickers guns.

Ship protection: Only 50mm protective deck.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: During First World War Extremadura served as harbour ship in Mexico.

Extremadura 1914

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