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RÍO DE LA PLATA protected cruiser (1900)

Río de La Plata 1900

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Río de La Plata   Normand, Le Havre, France 1896 17/9/1898 1900 discarded 1931
  

Displacement normal, t

1875

Displacement full, t

1950

Length, m

75.0 pp 76.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

4.35 mean 4.70 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, Normand-Sigaudy boilers

Power, h. p.

7100 (forced draught)

Max speed, kts

20 (forced draught)

Fuel, t

coal 270

Endurance, nm(kts) 3600(10)
Armour, mm steel: deck: 15 with 20mm slopes, CT: 120

Armament

2 x 1 - 140/43 Schneider-Canet, 4 x 1 - 100/56 García-Lomas, 6 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

Complement

213

Ship project history: Built in France on the means collected by native Spanish, living in Argentina and Uruguay. Sheathed and coppered for overseas service. To the First World War beginning ship has become outdated and was converted to minelayer.

Ship protection: Protection consisted of steel protective deck only.

Modernizations: 1920: armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 140/43 Schneider-Canet, 4 x 1 - 105/32 Krupp M1897, mines

1920s: - 2 x 1 - 140/33, 2 x 1 - 105/32

Naval service: Since 1921 Río de La Plata served as seaplane tender at Barcelona.

Río de La Plata 1910

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