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ISLA DE LUZON gunboats (1887/1900)

Isla de Luzon 1898

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
  Isla de Luzon (ex-Isla de Luzon) Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1886 13/11/1886 9/1887 // 4/1900 loaned to Naval Militia 12/1907, stricken 7/1919
  Isla de Cuba (ex-Isla de Cuba) Armstrong, Elswick, UK 2/1886 11/12/1886 9/1887 // 4/1900 loaned to Naval Militia 3/1907, to Venezuela 4/1912 (Mariscal Sucre)

 

Displacement normal, t

Isla de Luzon: 1020

Isla de Cuba: 950

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

Isla de Luzon: 59.4

Isla de Cuba: 60.0

Breadth, m

9.14

Draught, m

Isla de Luzon: 3.47 mean

Isla de Cuba: 3.22 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 2 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

Isla de Luzon: 535

Isla de Cuba: 800

Max speed, kts

Isla de Luzon: 11.2

Isla de Cuba: 13

Fuel, t

coal 160
Endurance, nm (kts)  
Protection, mm steel; deck: 64 - 25

Armament

4 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 4 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 3 - 356 TT (1 bow, 2 beam, aw)

Complement

137

   

Ship project history: Scuttled by the Spaniards at the Battle of Manila and salved, these ships had the 102mm guns on forecastle and poop.

Protection: there was a 64-25mm deck.

Modernizations: 1905, Isla de Cuba: - 4 x 1 - 102/40, 3-356 TT; + 6 x 1 - 76/50 Mk III/V/VI

1911, Isla de Luzon: + 2 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I; boilers were replaced by 2 Babcock & Wilcox

1911, Isla de Cuba: - 6 x 1 - 76/50, 2 x 1 - 57/50; + 2 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 6 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Naval service: Isla de Luzon served with the Louisiana and Illinois Naval Militia 1907-1918, and finally with the Naval Torpedo Station as a yard craft.

Ivan Gogin, 2014