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SAN FRANCISCO protected cruiser (1890)

San Francisco 1890

No Name Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
C5, 7/1920- CM2 San Francisco, 12/1921- Tahoe, 1/1931- Yosemite Union Iron Wks, San Francisco 14/8/1888 26/10/1889 15/11/1890 minelayer 6/1908, stricken 6/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

4088

Displacement full, t

4583

Length, m

98.9

Breadth, m

15.0

Draught, m

5.74

No of shafts

2

Machinery

HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

10500

Max speed, kts

19

Fuel, t

coal 627

Endurance, nm(kts) 7400(10)

Armour, mm

steel - deck: 51 with 76mm 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 thcAct of 3/3/1887. Originally rigged as a three-masted schooner without head gear, San Francisco generally resembled Newark except that the two forward and two after 152mm guns were carried a deck higher and were not in sponsons.

Ship protection: The protective deck was 51mm with 76mm slopes amidships and the CT 76mm. Guns were partly installed in unarmored sponsons and partly on open deck.

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

(1908 - 1911, Norfolk N Yd, Portsmouth): cruiser was rebuilt as minelayer. Armament consisted of 8 x 1 -127/40 Mk III guns and stowage for 180 mines. Old boilers were replaced by 8 Babcock & Wilcox

to 1918: - 8 x 1 - 127/40; + 4x 1 - 127/51 Mk VIII

Naval service: During the First World War she took part in laying the Northern Mine Barrage. San Francisco was decommissioned at Philadelphia in 1921, and remained in reserve until stricken in 1937. Sold for BU in 1939.

 

 

San Francisco 1891

Ivan Gogin, 2014