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REPÚBLICA protected cruiser (1894)

República

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
República (ex-Quinze de Novembro, ex-República)   Armstrong, Elswick, UK   26/5/1892 9/1894 disarmed 1920

  

Displacement normal, t

1300

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

64.0 pp

Breadth, m

10.7

Draught, m

3.89 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3800

Max speed, kts

17.4

Fuel, t

coal 170

Endurance, nm(kts)

 
Armour, mm steel; deck: 25 with 51mm slopes

Armament

6 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 4 x 1 - 57/40 6pdr Hotchkiss, 1 - 356 TT (bow), 2 x 1 - 356 TT

Complement

160

Ship project history: A steel-hulled protected cruiser with a raised forecastle and poop and a tall, raked funnel. With normal draught she made 16kts on 2600ihp. She was renamed Quinze de Novembro, but reverted to República in 1894 and was later refitted as a minelayer. Two 120mm Armstrong QF guns were mounted fore and aft and the other four were at the break of the poop and forecastle. There was one fixed bow TT and the other two were on the main deck amidships.

Ship protection: machinery was protected by the deck with 25mm flat and 51mm slopes.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

República

República

Ivan Gogin, 2014