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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CRUISERS

NEWARK protected cruisers (1891)

Newark 1897

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C1 Newark Cramp, Philadelphia 12/6/1888 19/3/1890 2/2/1891 loaned to Naval Militia 3/1907-3/1908, stricken 6/1913
  

Displacement normal, t

4083

Displacement full, t

4592

Length, m

100.0

Breadth, m

15.0

Draught, m

5.74 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

8500

Max speed, kts

18

Fuel, t

coal 800

Endurance, nm(kts) 7400(10)
Armour, mm

steel; deck: 51 - 76, CT: 76

Armament

12 x 1 - 152/30 Mk III, 4 x 1 - 57/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/II, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I/Driggs-Schroeder Mk I, 2 x 1 - 37/20 Hotchkiss Mk I

Complement

384

Ship project history: Authorised under the Act of 3/3/1885. A considerable improvement on Chicago.  The 6in guns were all in sponsons. As originally commissioned Newark was rigged as a barque without royals or head gear, but sails were later removed, and as in other three-masted US cruisers laid down in the 1880s the original mainmast was unstepped as well.

Ship protection: Complete protective deck was 51mm amidships with 76mm slopes, 51mm forward and 76mm aft. The CT had 76mm.

Modernizations: (1901-1902): - 12 x 1 - 152/30; + 12 x 1 - 152/41 Mk IV

Naval service: She was stricken from the Navy in June 1913 but served as a quarantine hulk at Providence RI and temporarily as a naval hospital annex, until 1926.

Ivan Gogin, 2014