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RAINHA DONA AMÉLIA protected cruiser (1901)

República 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Rainha Dona Amélia, 1910- República   Arsenal de Marinha de Lisboa   12/4/1899 23/5/1901 discarded 1924
  

Displacement normal, t

1630

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

75.0 pp

Breadth, m

11.8

Draught, m

4.45 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 boilers

Power, h. p.

5000

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 322

Endurance, nm(kts) 4200(10)
Armour, mm deck: 30

Armament

4 x 1 - 149/45 SC(tr)15/45, 2 x 1 - 100/45 SC(tr)10/45, 2 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/40, 2 x 1 - 37/25 H(tr)37/25, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

Complement

273

Ship project history: Small cruiser for colonial service, actually seaworthy gunboat with 15cm guns in sponsons and 10cm guns at ship ends..

Ship protection: 30mm main deck protected machinery.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: 3/8/1915 República ran aground S of Peniche and stricken 20/8/1915.

Rainha Dona Amélia

 

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