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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CAPITAL SHIPS & MONITORS

ARKANSAS monitors (1902-1903)

Arkansas 1902

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
M7, 1920- BM7 Arkansas, 3/1909- Ozark 26 Newport News 14/11/1899 10/11/1900 28/10/1902 used as submarine tender 1913, sold 1/1922
M8, 1920- BM8 Nevada (ex-Connecticut), 3/1909- Tonopah 31 Bath Iron Wks 17/4/1899 24/11/1900 5/3/1903 used as submarine tender 1913, sold 1/1922
M9, 1920- BM9 Florida, 7/1908- Tallahassee 68 Lewis Nixon, Elizabethport 23/1/1899 30/11/1901 18/6/1903 used as gunnery test ship and submarine tender sold 1922
M10, 1920- BM10 Wyoming, 1/1909- Cheyenne 62 Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 11/4/1899 8/9/1900 8/12/1902 station ship IX4 9/1920
  

Displacement normal, t

3225

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

77.8

Breadth, m

15.2

Draught, m

3.81 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

BM7: 2 VTE, 4 Thornycroft boilers

BM8: 2 VTE, 4 Niclausse boilers

BM9: 2 VTE, 4 Mosher boilers

BM10: 2 VTE, 4 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

coal 350

Endurance, nm(kts) 2360(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey steel - belt: 279 - 127, deck: 38, barbette: 279 - 229, turret: 254 - 229, CT: 190

Armament

1 x 2 - 305/40 Mk III, 4 x 1 - 102/50 Mk VII, 3 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/II

Complement

220

Ship project history: Authorized under the Act of 4/5/1898. Nevada was launched as Connecticut and renamed for the first time in January 1901. They were intended for harbour defence but not a worthwhile expenditure.

Ship protection: The belt was 279mm at the 38mm flat deck edge only, tapering to 203mm at Iwl and to 127mm at the lower edge and at the ends. The funnel uptakes were 152mm for the height of one deck.

Modernizations: none.

Naval service:  Tallahasee was used in the firing trials against the Katahdin in 1909, and in other experiments including tests for the suitability of cage masts, while in the same period Cheyenne was employed in oil fuel trials. Latterly they were all employed as submarine tenders for some part of their career, Cheyenne was, finally decommissioned in June 1926 but not sold till 1939. Ozark, Tonopah and Cheyenne were used as submarine tenders from 1913, Tallahassee served as gunnery test ship and submarine tender from August, 1910.

Arkansas

Ivan Gogin, 2014