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KAISERLICHE MARINE (GERMANY)

CRUISERS

ALEXANDRINE iron corvettes (1886)

Alexandrine 1890

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Alexandrine 9 Kiel KW 1881 7/2/1885 6/10/1886 harbour vessel 1904
Arcona, 1/1902- Mercur   Danzig KW 1881 7/5/1885 1/12/1886 harbour vessel 1904

 

Displacement normal, t

2361

Displacement full, t

2662

Length, m

81.2 oa 71.8 wl

Breadth, m

12.6

Draught, m

5.00 mean 6.25 deep load

No of shafts

1

Machinery

2 HC, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2400

Max speed, kts

14

Fuel, t

coal 340

Endurance, nm(kts)

4180(8.5)

Armament

10 x 1 - 149/27 RK L/30 C/83, 4 x 1 - 105/32 RK L/35 C/86, 6 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30

Complement

282

Ship project history: The basic design of this class dated from 1875, so they were obsolescent even when they were laid down. Barque-rigged.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: With their wood and copper sheathing they spent the early years of their service lives overseas. In 1902 Arcona's name was changed to Mercur to free her original name for new cruiser.

Alexandrine 1891

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