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BROOKLYN armoured cruiser (1896)

Brooklyn 1896

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
ACR3, 7/1920- CA3 Brooklyn 275 Cramp, Philadelphia 2/8/1893 2/10/1895 1/12/1896 stricken 3/1921
  

Displacement normal, t

9215

Displacement full, t

10068

Length, m

122.7

Breadth, m

19.7

Draught, m

7.32 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4 VTE, 7 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 1753

Endurance, nm(kts) 6088(10)
Armour, mm

Harvey and nickel steel - belt: 76, deck: 152 - 64, barbettes: 203 - 76, turrets: 140, casemates: 102, CT: 216

Armament

4 x 2 - 203/37 Mk IV, 12 x 1 - 127/40 Mk III, 12 x 1 - 57/45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I, 4 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I, 5 - 450 TT (4 beam, 1 bow)

Complement

561 - 581

Ship project history: Authorized under the Act of 19/7/1892. A ship of unusual appearance with pronounced tumblehome and three high funnels. The fore 203mm turret was at forecastle deck and the others at upper deck level with the supports for the wing turrets rising from the inward sloping side. Originally the forward and starboard wing turrets were electrically trained and the other two steam. Eight of the 127mm guns were in main deck sponsons and four at upper deck level with the foremost pair sponsoned under the forecastle.

Ship protection: The 76mm belt only covered the machinery spaces, and protection depended largely on the armour deck which was 76mm flat and 152mm on the slopes by the belt, and 64mm fore and aft. The barbettes were shallow 203-102mm rings with 76mm ammunition tubes.

Modernizations: (1908 - 1912): the turret hoists were improved, fire-control fitted; - 5 - 450 TT

1919: - 4 x 1 - 127/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/52 Mk X

Naval service: Brooklyn was out of commission from 1908 to 1914. Her last year's commission from January 1920 was as flag of the Pacific Fleet destroyers.

Brooklyn 1898

Ivan Gogin, 2014