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MACHIAS gunboats (1893-1894)

Machias 1894

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG5 Machias Bath Iron Wks 2/1891 8/12/1891 7/1893 to Mexico 10/1920 (Agua Prieta)
PG6 Castine Bath Iron Wks 2/1891 11/5/1892 10/1894 sold 8/1921

 

Displacement normal, t

1177

Displacement full, t

1318

Length, m

62.2

Breadth, m

9.77

Draught, m

3.66 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 2 locomotive boilers

Power, h. p.

1900

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

coal 250 - 290

Endurance, nm (kts)

 
Armour, mm gun sponsons: 51

Armament

PG5: 8 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 4 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 4 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

PG6: 8 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 6 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III, 4 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Complement

154

   

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 2/3/1889. Cut in half and lengthened by 4.3m to correct instability, this class consisted of single-funnelled, two-masted ships, usually rated as sloops outside the USA.

Ship protection: Two of the 102mm guns were fore and aft, while six were in main deck sponsons with 51mm protection.

Modernizations: 1905, Machias: - 5 x 1 - 102/40, 2 x 1 - 37/40

1905, Castine: - 2 x 1 - 57/50, 2 x 1 - 37/40

1911, Machias: + 5 x 1 - 102/40 Mk III/IV/V/VI, 2 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II

1914, Machias: - 2 x 1 - 57/50

1914, Castine: - 6 x 1 - 102/40, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 2 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II/III

1918, Machias: - 8 x 1 - 102/40, 2 x 1 - 57/50, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 4 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX

Naval service: Castine served as a submarine tender 1908-1913, and the 102mm guns were eventually reduced to two or four in both, and they were reboilered with Normand boilers. Machias was named Agua Prieta by the Mexicans and disposed of in 1935.

Castine

Ivan Gogin, 2014