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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

CRUISERS

PRINCESA DE ASTURIAS armoured cruisers (1903-1904)

Cataluña 1906

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Princesa de Asturias   Arsenal de la Caracca 23/9/1889 17/10/1896 10/6/1903 discarded 12/1927
Cardenal Cisneros   Arsenal del Ferrol 1/9/1890 19/3/1897 30/3/1903 wrecked 28/10/1905
Cataluña   Arsenal del Cartagena 1890 24/9/1900 1904 discarded 1929
  

Displacement normal, t

6888

Displacement full, t

7523 - 7549

Length, m

106.0 pp 111.0 oa

Breadth, m

18.6

Draught, m

6.61 mean 7.60 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

14800 (forced draught) 10500 (natural draught)

Max speed, kts

20 (forced draught) 18 (natural draught)

Fuel, t

coal 1180

Endurance, nm(kts)

6500(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey steel; belt: 300 - 150, barbettes: 200, turrets: 100, CT: 200, deck: 57

Armament

2 x 1 - 240/41 Guillén M1896, 8 x 1 - 140/33 Schneider-Canet, 8 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 10 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 5 - 450 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

542

Ship project history: Last three of six armoured cruisers of Infanta Maria Teresa class ordered in 1889. First three ships were lost in battle at Santiago 3/7/1898. Building of remaining cruisers was delayed; they were completed only in 1902-1904 and strongly differed from ships of first series by armament structure.Cruisers were considered become outdated already by the moment of completion and before First World War beginning lost any battle value.

Ship protection: Belt was 300mm thick amidships and 150mm at ship ends.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Cardenal Cisneros wrecked 28/10/1905 as result of navigating accident off Bay Meixidos.

 

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