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COLOMBIAN NAVY (COLOMBIA)

CRUISERS

ALMIRANTE LEZO unprotected cruiser (1892/1902)

Almirante Lezo 1902

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Almirante Lezo (ex-El Bashir), 1904- Cartagena   Orlando, Livorno, Italy   1892 1892 // 1902 stricken 1925

  

Displacement normal, t

1200

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

70.0

Breadth, m

10.0

Draught, m

2.60

No of shafts

1

Machinery

VTE

Power, h. p.

2500

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 120/40 A91, 4 x 1 - 37/25 37H lungo, 4 - 356 TT (1 bow, 1 stern, 2 beam)

Complement

150

Ship project history: Large gunboat, sometimes classified as small cruiser. She was built in 1902 for Morocco but the same year bought up by Colombia.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2011-15