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SÃO GABRIEL protected cruisers (1899)

São Gabriel 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
São Gabriel   Normand, Le Havre, France   7/5/1898 1899 discarded 1924
São Rafael   Normand, Le Havre, France   5/7/1898 1899 wrecked 21/10/1911
  

Displacement normal, t

1771

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

73.8 pp 75.0 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

4.34 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 Normand-Sigaudy boilers

Power, h. p.

4000

Max speed, kts

17.5

Fuel, t

coal 300

Endurance, nm(kts) 5000(10)
Armour, mm deck: 20, CT: 60

Armament

2 x 1 - 149/45 SC(tr)15/45, 4 x 1 - 120/45 SC(tr)12/45, 8 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/40, 2 x 1 - 37/20 H(tr)37/20, 1 - 356 TT (bow)

Complement

242

Ship project history: Small cruisers for colonial service, actually seaworthy gunboats. In 1918 São Gabriel could make no more than 15kts.

Ship protection: 20mm main deck protected machinery. CT had 60mm sides.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Saõ Raphael wrecked in 21/10/1911 in mouth of river Ave.

São Gabriel

 

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