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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CONVERTED MERCHANT VESSELS

armed merchant cruisers of Spanish-American war 1898

more than 1000 t of displacement:

No Name Launched // Comm. Builder Displacement, t Dimensions, m Speed, kts Machinery, power, hp Armament Fate
  St. Louis 12/11/1894 // 4/1898 Cramp, Philadelphia 14910 168.9x19.2x7.6 22, coal 2677 2VQE, cylindrical boilers, 20000 4-127/40, 8-57/40 returned 9/1898
  St. Paul 10/4/1895 // 4/1898 Cramp, Philadelphia 14910 168.9x19.2x7.6 22, coal 2677 2VQE, cylindrical boilers, 20000 6-127/40, 6-57/40, 6-47/40 returned 9/1898
  Harvard 1888 // 4/1898 J & G Thompson, Clydebank, UK 13000 178.3x19.3x7.0 21.8, coal 2656 2VTE, cylindrical boilers, 20600 8-127/40, 8-57/40 returned 9/1898
  Yale 1888 // 5/1898 J & G Thompson, Clydebank, UK 13000 178.3x19.3x7.0 21.8, coal 2656 2VTE, cylindrical boilers, 20600 8-127/40, 4-57/40, 4-47/40 returned 9/1898
  Badger (ex-Yumuri) 1889 // 4/1898 John Roach, Chester 4784 100.5x12.8x5.6 16, coal 836 1VTE, 3200 6-127/40, 6-47/40 to War Dept. 1900
  Buffalo (ex-Nitheroy) 1892 // 9/1898 Newport News 6888 123.8x14.7x6.7 14.5, coal 1000 1VTE, 3600 2-127/40, 4-102/40, 6-57/40 TS 1900, transport 1906
  Dixie (ex-El Rio) 1893 // 4/1898 Newport News 6114 119.3x14.7x6.1 16, coal 1371 1VTE, 3800 10-152/30, 6-57/40 TS 1900, transport 1903
  Panther (ex-Austin) 1889 // 4/1898 Cramp, Philadelphia 4260 98.9x12.3x5.6 13, coal 475 1VTE, 3200 6-127/40, 2-102/40, 6-47/40 TS 1902, repair ship 1907
  Prairie (ex-El Sol) 1890 // 4/1898 Cramp, Philadelphia 6872 123.4x14.7x6.7 14.5, coal 1000 1VTE, 3800 10-152/30, 6-57/40 TS 1901, transport 1906
  Yankee (ex-El Norte) 1892 // 4/1898 Newport News 6888 123.8x14.7x6.7 14.5, coal 1000 1VTE, 3800 10-127/40, 6-57/40 TS 1903, transport 1906
  Yosemite (ex-El Sud) 1892 // 4/1898 Newport News 6179 119.3x14.7x6.1 16, coal 1371 1VTE, 3800 10-127/40, 6-57/40 foundered 13/11/1900

Ship project history: Merchant vessels, used by Navy in days of Spanish-American war in 1898.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Yosemite foundered 13/11/1900 in typhoon off Guam.

Ivan Gogin, 2014