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ISLA DE LUZÓN protected cruisers (1887-1894)

Isla de Luzón 1898

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Isla de Luzón   Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1886 13/11/1886 9/1887 scuttled 1/5/1898
Isla de Cuba   Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1886 11/12/1886 9/1887 scuttled 1/5/1898
Marqués de la Ensenada   Arsenal de la Carraca 24/7/1887 25/2/1890 1/2/1894 discarded 5/1900

 

Displacement normal, t

1030

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

56.1 pp 60.0 oa

Breadth, m

9.14

Draught, m

3.84 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2627

Max speed, kts

15.9

Fuel, t

coal 160
Endurance, nm (kts)  
Protection, mm steel; deck: 64 - 25, CT: 51

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/35 Hontoria M1883, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss, 3 - 356 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

164

Ship project history: Steel-hulled, single-funnelled, small protected cruisers

Ship protection: Thin deck protected only machinery.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Isla de Cuba and Isla de Luzón were scuttled 1/5/1898 during the Battle of Manila Bay but raised and repaired by the US Navy under their old names.

 

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