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REINA REGENTE protected cruisers (1888-1899)

Reina Regente 1888

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Reina Regente   Thompson, Clydebank, UK 20/6/1886 24/2/1887 1/1/1888 foundered 9/3/1895
Alfonso XIII   Arsenal de Ferrol 1891 3/8/1891 1896 discarded 1907
Lepanto   Arsenal de la Cartagena 1/10/1886 16/11/1893 26/1/1899 discarded 1911

 

Displacement normal, t

4725

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

96.6 pp 97.1 oa

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

6.21 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

11500

Max speed, kts

20.4

Fuel, t

coal 1200
Endurance, nm (kts) 7200(10)
Protection, mm steel; deck: 120 - 25, shields: 75

Armament

4 x 1 - 200/35 Hontoria M1883, 6 x 1 - 120/35 Hontoria M1883, 6 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 6 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 5 - 356 TT (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 aft)

Complement

440

Ship project history: The construction of this class spanned 13 years from the laying down of Reina Regente in June 1886 to the completion of the Lepanto in 1899. The main Hontoria guns were mounted singly on the broadside forward and aft with the 120mm in a battery amidships. The TT were fixed (aw), 2 forward, 1 aft and 1 on each broadside. On trials a mean speed of 18.6kts was obtained with natural draught by Reina Regente.

Ship protection: Main deck was 120-80mm amidships between main guns and 25mm fore and aft.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Reina Regente foundered 9/3/1895 en route from Cadiz to Tanger.

 

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