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SPANISH NAVY (SPAIN)

OTHER FIGHTING SHIPS

HERNAN CORTÉS gunboats (1895)

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hernan Cortés   Clydebank, Govan, UK   24/8/1895 1895 discarded 5/1925
Vasco Núñez de Balboa   Clydebank, Govan, UK   12/9/1895 1895 discarded 11/1926
Pizarro   Clydebank, Govan, UK   5/9/1895 1895 scuttled 8/1898

  

Displacement normal, t

295

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

47.4

Breadth, m

6.60

Draught, m

1.93

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 1 cylindrical boiler

Power, h. p.

352

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 67

Endurance, nm(kts) 2900(10)

Armament

2 x 1 - 75/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim-Nordenfelt

Complement

53

Ship project history: Small colonial gunboats.

Modernizations: 1890s, all: - 2 x 1 - 37/27; + 2 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt.

Naval service: Pizarro was blown up and scuttled by own crew to avoid capture in early August, 1898 off Nuevitas (Cuba).

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