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CRUISERS

CINCINNATI protected cruisers (1894)

Raleigh 1895

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C7 Cincinnati New York N Yd 29/1/1890 10/11/1892 16/6/1894 stricken 8/1921
C8 Raleigh Norfolk N Yd 19/12/1889 31/3/1892 17/4/1894 stricken 8/1921
  

Displacement normal, t

3183

Displacement full, t

3339

Length, m

93.2

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

5.49 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

10000

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 460

Endurance, nm(kts) 10700(10)

Armour, mm

steel - deck: 25 with 64 (amidships) - 51mm (ship ends) slopes, shields: 102, CT: 51

Armament

C7: 1 x 1 - 152/41 Mk IV, 10 x 1 - 127/40 Mk II, 8 x 1 - 57/45-50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I, 4 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)

C8: 1 x 1 - 152/41 Mk IV, 10 x 1 - 127/40 Mk II, 8 x 1 - 57/45-50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 4 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I, 4 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam, 1 stern)

Complement

312 - 322

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 7/9/1888. In these ships the 152mm was on the upper deck forward, two of the 127mm abreast on the upper deck aft and the remainder in main deck. The 5in guns were reduced to nine during the First World War. As originally completed they had fore and aft sails but these were removed in or before 1899.

Ship protection: Sponsons amidships had local 102mm protection. The CT was 51mm and the protective deck 25mm on the fiat with slopes 64mm amidships and 51mm fore and aft.

Modernizations: (1899-1901) Cincinnati; (1899-1903) Raleigh: - 1 x 1 - 152/41, 4 - 450TT; + 1 x 1 - 127/40 Mk II; machinery was replaced by new VTE and 8 Babcock & Wilcox boilers, mainmast was removed on Cincinnati

1916-1917, Cincinnati: - 2 x 1 - 127/40, 4 x 1 - 57/45-50, 2 x 1 - 37/40

1916-1917, Raleigh: - 2 x 1 - 127/40, 4 x 1 - 57/45-50, 4 x 1 - 37/40

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2014