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CHARLOTTE flush-decked corvette (1886)

Charlotte 1900

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Charlotte 8 Wilhelmshaven KW 1883 5/9/1885 1/11/1886 TS 1897, discarded 5/1909

 

Displacement normal, t

3288

Displacement full, t

3763

Length, m

83.9 oa 76.9 wl

Breadth, m

14.6

Draught, m

6.04 mean 6.86 deep load

No of shafts

1 (lifting screw)

Machinery

2 HC, 8 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

13

Fuel, t

coal 528

Endurance, nm(kts)

2300(11)

Armament

18 x 1 - 149/22 RK L/22 C/68, 2 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 6 x 1 - 37/37 SK L/40 C/85

Complement

506

Ship project history: The Charlotte was in many respects a repeat of the Bismarck class. A fully-rigged ship, she was sheathed in wood. She was later cut down to a barque, and had the coupled engines replaced by a single one.

Modernizations: 1890s: - 6 x 1 - 149/22

1899: - 12 x 1 - 149/22, 2 x 1 - 37/37; + 2 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/91, 14 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89

1905: 2 HC were replaced by 1 HC (1200hp, 6 cylindrical boilers, 11kts, 4000(12)nm), ship can accomodate 495 crewmen, 50 cadets and 230 boys.

Naval service: She had been used as a training ship since 1897, and from 1903 to 1905 was given a rebuild at Kiel. In 1921 she was sold, allegedly as a store ship.

Charlotte

 

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