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UNITED STATES NAVY (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA)

CRUISERS

PHILADELPHIA protected cruiser (1890)

similar sister-ship Baltimore 1890

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C4 Philadelphia Cramp, Philadelphia 22/3/1888 7/9/1889 28/7/1890 receiving ship 5/1904

 

Displacement normal, t

4324

Displacement full, t

5305

Length, m

102.1

Breadth, m

14.8

Draught, m

5.84 mean

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

9000

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 1031

Endurance, nm(kts) 6800(10)

Armour, mm

steel - deck: 64 with 102mm slopes, 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 3/3/1887. Originally rigged as a three-masted schooner without head gear and similar to Baltimore in protection. Philadelphia's 12 152mm guns were mounted as in the re-armed Baltimore except that the eight midships guns were in sponsons.

Ship protection: The protective deck was 64mm with 102mm slopes amidships and the CT 76mm.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: Sent to Puget Sound Navy Yard for extensive repairs in August 1902, Philadelphia was housed over as a receiving ship at the above yard in 1904 and so remained, apart from a period as a prison ship, until stricken in 1926.

 

 

Philadelphia 1890s

Ivan Gogin, 2014