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MAHA CHAKRI protected cruiser (1893)

Maha Chakri 1893

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
มหาจักรี <Maha Chakri>   Leith, UK   27/6/1892 1893 stricken 6/1916

 

Displacement normal, t

2500

Displacement full, t

 

Length, m

88.4

Breadth, m

12.0

Draught, m

4.19

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 5 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

Max speed, kts

15

Fuel, t

coal 280

Armour, mm

steel; deck: 51

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/40 Armstrong T, 10 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss

Complement

318

Ship project history: A steel-hulled protected cruiser with a ram bow, two masts and two funnels. The 120mm guns were in upper deck sponsons amidships.

Ship protection: There was 51mm protective deck.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Completed in 1893, she was fitted out as the Royal Yacht but was classified as a protected cruiser. Her engines and fittings were taken out when she was scrapped and reused in a ship of the same name built by Kawasaki in 1918.

Ivan Gogin, 2015