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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CRUISERS

NEW ORLEANS protected cruisers (1898-1900)

Albany 1900

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
7/1920- PG34, 8/1921- CL22 New Orleans (ex-Amazonas) Armstrong, Elswick, UK 1895 4/12/1896 18/3/1898 stricken 11/1929
7/1920- PG36, 8/1921- CL23 Albany (ex-Almirante Abreu) Armstrong, Elswick, UK 1897 14/1/1899 25/5/1900 stricken 11/1929
  

Displacement normal, t

3769

Displacement full, t

4011

Length, m

108.0

Breadth, m

13.3

Draught, m

5.49

No of shafts

2

Machinery

VTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

7500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

CL22: coal 747

CL23: coal 767

Endurance, nm(kts) 4000(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 32 with 89mm slopes, boiler room glacis: 102, CT: 102

Armament

6 x 1 - 152/50 Mk V (EOC DD), 4 x 1 - 120/50 EOC AA, 10 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss Mk I, 8 x 1 - 37/23 Hotchkiss Mk I, 3 - 450 TT (2 beam, 1 bow)

Complement

366

Ship project history: Purchased from Brazil under the Act of 9/3/1898. They were sisters of the Barroso. The 152mm guns were on the forecastle and poop, and in sponsons to port and starboard located just abaft the fore- and mainmasts. The 120mm were between the latter 4 152mm.

Ship protection: There was 32mm Krupp armour deck with 89mm slopes amidships. Boilers were protected by 102mm glacis. CT had 102mm protection.

Modernizations: 1903, both: - 4 x 1 - 120/50; + 4 x 1 - 127/50 Mk V/VI

1907, both: - 6 x 1 - 152/50; + 6 x 1 - 127/50 Mk V/VI

to 1918, both: - 2 x 1 - 127/50

Naval service: Both were ultimately decommissioned in late 1922 after long and varied service, and it would appear that the USA made a good buy with these two ships.

Albany early 1900s

Ivan Gogin, 2014