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SACRAMENTO patrol gunboat (1914)

Sacramento 1940

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
PG19 Sacramento Cramp, Philadelphia 4/1913 21/2/1914 4/1914 for disposal 2/1946

 

Displacement normal, t

1425

Displacement full, t

1592

Length, m

64.0 wl 69.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.5

Draught, m

3.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE, 2 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

950

Max speed, kts

12.5

Fuel, t

coal 428
Endurance, nm (kts) 4000

Armament

3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX, 2 x 1 - 47/40-45 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I

Complement

163

Ship project history: This ship was designed as a cheaper alternative to the small cruisers of the Denver, Albany and Cincinnati cruisers, which in 1914 constituted the US seagoing gunboat force. The General Board observed that the cruisers were comfortable, were good sea boats, were not too fast, and had a fair radius of action, but that they had about twice the complement of a more efficient gunboat, and cost far too much to maintain.

Modernizations: None.

1/1946: 3 x 1 - 102/50 Mk 12, 2 x 1 - 47/45 Mk 3, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Mk 1

Naval service: No significant events.

Sacramento

Ivan Gogin, 2014-15