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CRUISERS

DENVER protected cruisers (1903-1905)

Denver 1900

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C14, 7/1920- PG28, 8/1921- CL16 Denver Neafie & Levy, Philadelphia 28/6/1900 21/6/1902 17/5/1904 stricken 3/1931
C15, 7/1920- PG29, 8/1921- CL17 Des Moines Fore River, Quincy 28/8/1900 20/9/1903 5/3/1904 stricken 12/1929
C16, 7/1920- PG30, 8/1921- CL18 Chattanooga Crescent, Elizabethport 29/3/1900 7/3/1903 11/10/1904 stricken 12/1929
C17, 7/1920- PG31, 8/1921- CL19 Galveston Norfolk N Yd, Portsmouth 19/1/1901 23/7/1903 15/2/1905 stricken 11/1930
C18, 7/1920- PG32, 8/1921- CL20 Tacoma Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 27/9/1900 2/6/1903 30/1/1904 wrecked 16/1/1924
C19, 7/1920- PG33, 8/1921- CL21 Cleveland Bath Iron Wks 1/6/1900 28/9/1901 2/11/1903 stricken 12/1929
  

Displacement normal, t

3200

Displacement full, t

3514

Length, m

94.1

Breadth, m

13.4

Draught, m

4.80 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 Babcock & Wilcox boilers

Power, h. p.

4500

Max speed, kts

16.5

Fuel, t

C14, 16, 18, 19: coal 675

C15, 17: coal 700

Endurance, nm(kts) 6900(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 8 with 64 - 25mm slopes, casemates: 44

Armament

10 x 1 - 127/50 Mk V, 8 x 1 - 57/50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk II, 2 x 1 - 37/50 Driggs-Schroeder heavy long Mk II

Complement

339

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 3/3/1899. Slow and weak ships on the lines of a larger Montgomery. The 127mm guns were mounted with one fore and aft on the upper deck, and eight on the main deck in casemates, the hull being recessed to give better axial fire.

Ship protection: Thickness of deck slopes was 64mm amidships and 25mm at ship ends, flat was 8mm. Casemates had 44mm protection.

Modernizations: 1917-1918, all: - 2 x 1 - 127/50

Naval service:  Tacoma was wrecked on reef off Vera Cruz 16/1/1924.

 

 

Cleveland 1904

Ivan Gogin, 2014