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CRUISERS

MONTGOMERY protected cruisers (1893-1894)

Montgomery 1891

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C9 Montgomery, 3/1918- Anniston Columbian Iron Wks, Baltimore 2/1890 5/12/1891 21/6/1894 torpedo experimental ship 1908-1914, stricken 8/1919
C10 Detroit Columbian Iron Wks, Baltimore 2/1890 28/10/1891 20/7/1893 stricken 7/1910
C11, 7/1920- PG27 Marblehead City Point Iron Wks, Boston 10/1890 11/8/1892 2/4/1894 Naval Militia TS 3/1910-4/1917, gunboat 7/1920, stricken 8/1921
  

Displacement normal, t

2094

Displacement full, t

2235

Length, m

82.1

Breadth, m

11.3

Draught, m

4.44 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 6 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

5400

Max speed, kts

17

Fuel, t

coal 340

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

steel - deck: 13 with 13mm slopes, CT: 51

Armament

9 x 1 - 127/40 Mk II, 6 x 1 - 57/45-50 Driggs-Schroeder Mk I/II, 2 x 1 - 37/40 Driggs-Schroeder heavy Mk I, 3 - 450 TT (1 bow, 2 beam)

Complement

274

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 7/9/1888. Slow and weak ships with no effective deck protection. One 127mm gun was on the upper deck forward and the rest in main deck sponsons.

Ship protection: Protective deck was 13mm at flat and slopes. CT had 51mm sides.

Modernizations: 1899, all: - 3 - 450 TT

1916-1918, Montgomery: - 9 x 1 - 127/40, 6 x 1 - 57/45-50, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 8 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX; boilers were replaced by 6 Almy.

1916-1918, Marblehead: - 9 x 1 - 127/40, 6 x 1 - 57/45-50, 2 x 1 - 37/40; + 8 x 1 - 102/50 Mk IX

Naval service: Montgomery served as a torpedo experimental ship 1908-1914, was renamed Anniston March 1918. Marblehead was loaned to Naval Militia in 1910-1917.

Marblehead

Ivan Gogin, 2014