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PURITAN monitor (1896)

Puritan 1896

No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
M1, 1920- BM1 Puritan 160 John Roach, Chester // New York N Yd 1875 6/12/1882 10/12/1896 TS 1899-1902, receiving ship 6/1903
  

Displacement normal, t

6060

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

90.3

Breadth, m

18.3

Draught, m

5.49 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HCE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3700

Max speed, kts

12.4

Fuel, t

coal 410

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

Harvey and nickel steel; belt: 356 - 152, deck: 51, barbettes: 356, turrets: 203, CT: 254

Armament

2 x 2 - 305/35 Mk I, 6 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 6 x 1 - 57 Hotchkiss Mk I/II

Complement

200

Ship project history: The largest of the 'New Navy' monitors, Puritan had no resemblance to the uncompleted Civil War ship of which she was nominally a repair. Her completion to the above design was authorized under the Act of 3/8/1886 and ordered 26/6/1889. She was heavily gunned and armoured and a powerful ship for her size, but except for coast defence her very low freeboard was a serious disadvantage. Puritan was iron-hulled.

Ship protection: Steel 51mm armour deck was connected with upper edge of iron main belt. The thickness of the belt was 356mm amidships and 152mm at ship ends. Barbettes had 356mm protection, turrets 203mm.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Puritan was used as TS at the Naval Academy in 1899-1902, as receiving ship at Philadelphia 6/1903-1904, as TS for Naval Militia in 1904-9/1909 and was finally decommissioned in April 1910. Since 1910 she was used as target ship Target B. In July, 1921 she was converted to radio controlled target ship IX6 and sold for BU in January 1922.

Puritan

Ivan Gogin, 2014