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CALABRIA protected cruiser (1897)

Calabria 1897

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Calabria   Arsenale di La Spezia 2/1892 20/9/1894 12/7/1897 discarded 11/1924

 

Displacement normal, t

2453

Displacement full, t

2660

Length, m

76.0 pp 81.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

5.05

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

4260

Max speed, kts

16.4

Fuel, t

coal 500

Endurance, nm(kts) 2500(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 50, CT: 50

Armament

4 x 1 - 152/40 A91, 6 x 1 - 120/40 A91, 8 x 1 - 57/40 H, 8 x 1 - 37/25 H lungo, 2 - 450 TT (beam)

Complement

254

Ship project history: Designed by Chief Eng Edoardo Masdea specially for colonial service and long campaigns. Timber-hulled, zinc-sheathed.

Ship protection: 50mm sloped main deck.

Modernizations: 1914: - 4 x 1 - 152/40, 2 x 1 - 57/40, 6 x 1 - 37/25

1921: - 2 - 450 TT; + 1 x 1 - 152/40 A1891, 2 x 1 - 57/40 H1886, 1 x 1 - 40/39 V,T1917

Naval service: In 1921 Calabria was re-rated as gunboat.

Calabria 1897

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14