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BRAZILIAN NAVY (BRAZIL)

CAPITAL SHIPS

MARSHAL DEODORO coast defence battleships (1900-1901)

Marshal Deodoro 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Marshal Deodoro (ex-Ypiranga)   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France 1898 18/6/1898 1900 to Mexico 1924 (Anáhuac)
Marshal Floriano   F C de la Méditerranée, La Seyne, France 1899 6/7/1899 1901 discarded 1936

  

Displacement normal, t

3162

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

81.5

Breadth, m

14.4

Draught, m

4.19

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 Lagrafel d`Allest boilers

Power, h. p.

3400

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 232

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

Harvey steel; belt: 350 - 150, ends: 100, deck: 45, turrets: 220, casemates: 75, CT: 125

Armament

2 x 1 - 234/45 Armstrong D, 4 x 1 - 120/50 Armstrong AA, 6 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

200

Ship project history: Typical French-designed coast defence battleships with low freeboard, long superstructures and single-gun main turrets arranged close to ships ends. They were built in France, but armed by British artillery (Armstrong). Ships had thick, but very narrow armored belt tapered to lower edge. Most modern Brazilian capital ships for their time, they completely become outdated to WWI.

Ship protection: Complete 1.68m deep belt was 350mm thick at the top and 150mm at the bottom amidships, tapering to 100mm at the ends, and there was 45mm sloping protective deck.

Modernizations: 1912, both: boilers were replaced by 8 Babcock & Wilcox with oil-firing (400t of oil).

Naval service: No significant events.

Marshal Floriano 1919

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14