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MONTEREY monitor (1893)

Monterey 1906

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
M6, BM6 Monterey 15 Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 20/12/1889 28/4/1891 13/2/1893 submarine base hulk 12/1917
  

Displacement normal, t

4084

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

79.5

Breadth, m

18.0

Draught, m

4.52 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

5250

Max speed, kts

13.6

Fuel, t

coal 230

Endurance, nm(kts) 1100(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey and nickel steel - belt: 330 - 127, deck: 64, barbettes: 330 - 292, turrets: 203 - 190, CT: 254

Armament

1 x 2 - 305/35 Mk I, 1 x 2 - 254/31 Mk II, 6 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/II

Complement

190 - 218

Ship project history: Authorized under the Act of 3/3/1887. The 305mm guns were in the fore turret and the 254mm in the after one.  Her original design included an armament of 1 406mm and 1 305mm guns together with a 381mm pneumatic Zalinsky gun.

Ship protection: Steel 64mm armour deck was connected with upper edge of iron main belt. The belt tapered from 330mm at the edge of the 64mm deck over it, to 152-127mm at the lower edge, and it was possible to reduce the low freeboard on going into action by means of water ballast tanks. 305mm guns were installed in turret with 203mm sides and 330mm barbette, 254mm in turret with 190mm sides and 292mm barbette. CT had 254mm sides.

Modernizations: none.

Naval service: Monterey in December 1917 became station ship at Pearl Harbor. Monterey also served as submarine base and was sold in February 1922.

Ivan Gogin, 2014