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CUBAN NAVY (CUBA)

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CUBA gunboat (1911)

Cuba 1943

Cuba 1960

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Cuba   Cramp, Philadelphia, USA   10/8/1911 1911 stricken 1971

 

Displacement normal, t

2055

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

79.2

Breadth, m

11.9

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, Babcock boilers

Power, h. p.

6000

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 250

Endurance, nm(kts)

 

Armament

2 x 1 - 102/50 Bethlehem, 4 x 1 - 57/40 Mk I/II, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Mk I/II, 4 x 1 - 37/40 Mk II/III, 2 x 1 - 7.6/90

Complement 145

Ship project history: Officially was classified as cruiser. Cuba was ordered under the 1910 program, represented the project of Montgomery class cruiser, which has well proved during the Spanish-American war, adapted under Cuban requirements.

Modernizations: mid-1930s: boilers were converted to oil fuel; - 4 x 1 - 47/40, 4 x 1 - 37/40; + 2 x 1 - 76/50 Mk 3/5/6, 2 x 1 - 76/23 Mk 7/9, 2 x 1 - 57/40 Mk 1/2

1942: + 2 DCT

Naval service: Since 1961 Cuba was used as accommodation ship, stricken in 1971.

Cuba 1920s

Cuba 1952

Ivan Gogin, 2011-16