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KAISERIN AUGUSTA cruiser-corvette (1892)

Kaiserin Augusta 1900

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Kaiserin Augusta 53 Germaniawerft, Kiel 1890 15/1/1892 17/11/1892 TS 1914, discarded 10/1919

 

Displacement normal, t

6056

Displacement full, t

6318

Length, m

123.2 oa 122.2 wl

Breadth, m

15.6

Draught, m

6.48 mean 7.40 deep load

No of shafts

3

Machinery

VTE, 8 cylindrical doubled boilers

Power, h. p.

12000

Max speed, kts

21

Fuel, t

coal 810

Endurance, nm(kts)

3240(12)

Armour, mm deck: 50 with 70mm slopes, CT: 50

Armament

4 x 1 - 149/27 SK L/30 C/88, 8 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/91, 8 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 4 x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30, 5 - 350 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

430

Ship project history: The design of this wood-sheathed protected cruiser was begun in 1887. Because of the power needed to obtain the design speed, which would be difficult to obtain at the time on only two screws, it was decided to try a triple shaft installation, the first time a German vessel had the machinery arrangement for heavy ships that was typical later.

Ship protection: Protective deck was 50mm thick amidships and had 70mm slopes. CT had 50mm sides and 20mm roof.

Modernizations: 1896: - 4 x 1 - 149/27, 8 x 1 - 105/32; + 12 x 1 - 149/32 SK L/35 C/92

1907: - 4 - 350 TT (beam)

1916: ship was rearmed with 1 x 1 - 149/42 TK L/45 C/16, 4 x 1 - 105/42 TK L/45 C/16, 4 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 4 x 1 - 88/32 SK L/35 C/01, 5 x 1 - 88/27 SK L/30 C/89, 1 x 1 - 88/27 TK L/30 C/08

Naval service: In 1914 she became a gunnery school ship.

Kaiserin Augusta 1890s

 

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