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BLANCO ENCALADA protected cruiser

Blanco Encalada 1900

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Blanco Encalada   Armstrong, Newcastle, UK 8/1892 9/9/1893 4/1894 TS 1920, stricken 12/1945

  

Displacement normal, t

4568

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

112.8 pp

Breadth, m

14.2

Draught, m

5.64

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

14600

Max speed, kts

22.8

Fuel, t

coal 866

Endurance, nm(kts)

3350(9)

Armour, mm

Steel; deck: 44 with 102 - 76 slopes, shields: 152 - 51, CT: 152

Armament

2 x 1 - 203/40 Armstrong P, 10 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong W, 12 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong, 12 x 1 - 37/23 Hotchkiss, 5 - 450 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

427

Ship project history: One of well-known "Elswick" cruisers built by Armstrong in the end of XIX century. Project of P. Watts. She was laid down in August, 1892 at the initiative of builder for sale to foreign customer, in November of the same year she was gained by Chilean Government for 333.500£ and named Blanco Encalada.
    Rather successful project, served as a prototype for Argentinean cruiser Buenos Aires, Chinese Hai Chi, Chilean Esmeralda (ii).
   Flush-decked hull with ram stem. Differed by very strong armament.

Ship protection: Complete protective deck was 44mm at flat part and had 102mm slopes abreast machinery and 76mm slopes at ship ends.

Modernizations: 1920: - 12 x 1 - 76/40, 12 x 1 - 37/23, 5 - 450 TT; + 5 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong AA, 1 x 1 - 40/39 pompom

Naval service: In 1920 ship became a TS. In 1940 Blanco Encalada was laid up to reserve and actually used as a hulk; she was stricken 19/12/1945 and sold for BU.

Blanco Encalada 1918

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