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CRUISERS

ALMIRANTE BARROSO protected cruisers (1897)

Almirante Barroso 1898

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Almirante Barroso   Armstrong, Newcastle, UK 1895 25/8/1896 4/1897 stricken 1931
Amazonas   Armstrong, Newcastle, UK 1895 4/12/1896 18/3/1898 // --- sold incomplete to USA (PG34 New Orleans)
Almirante Abreu   Armstrong, Newcastle, UK 1897 14/1/1899 25/5/1900 // --- sold incomplete to USA (PG36 Albany)

  

Displacement normal, t

3437

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

100.6 pp 108.0 oa

Breadth, m

13.3

Draught, m

5.15

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

20.2

Fuel, t

coal 2850

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armour, mm

deck: 31 with 88mm slopes, CT: 102

Armament

6 x 1 - 152/50 Armstrong DD, 4 x 1 - 120/50 Armstrong AA, 10 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss, 4 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

366

Ship project history: Built under the project similar to Chilean Ministro Senteno, but unlike her Almirante Barrozo had mixed-calibre armament consisted from 152mm and 120mm guns. Other two ships of the same class, Amazonas and Almirante Abreu, also built by Armstrong for Brazil, were sold to the USA even before completion (New Orleans and Albany).

Ship protection: Ship was protected by 31mm deck with 88mm slopes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-14