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ESMERALDA armoured cruiser (1896)

Esmeralda 1896

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Esmeralda   Armstrong, Newcastle, UK 4/7/1893 14/4/1894 4/9/1896 stricken 1929

  

Displacement normal, t

7000

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

132.9 pp

Breadth, m

16.2

Draught, m

6.17 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 12 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

16000

Max speed, kts

22.2

Fuel, t

coal 1300

Endurance, nm(kts)

5500(10)

Armour, mm

Harvey; belt: 152, protective deck: 51 - 38 with 51 - 38 slopes, shields: 114, CT: 203

Armament

2 x 1 - 203/40 Armstrong P, 16 x 1 - 152/40 Armstrong W2, 8 x 1 - 76/40 Armstrong N, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

500

Ship project history: Cruiser was designed by P. Watts and became development of exported protected cruisers of "Elswick" type. Though she had an armoured belt, but this belt was very narrow and raised over wl on 0.5m. On trials Esmeralda considerably exceeded designed machinery power and speed. Steel hull was wood and copper-sheathed.

Ship protection: 100.0m-long belt extended 0.6m above and 1.5m below lwl and was closed by 152mm bulkheads. Complete protective deck had 25mm thickness behind the belt and 51mm at the ends.

Modernizations: 1910: - 4 x 1 - 152/40

Naval service: No significant events.

Esmeralda 1890s

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15