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BUSSARD small cruisers (1890 - 1891)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Bussard     Danzig KW 1888 23.1.1890 7.10.1890 discarded 10.1912
Falke   19 Kiel KW 1890 4.4.1891 14.9.1891 discarded 10.1912


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1559

Displacement full, t

1868

Length, m

82.6 oa 79.6 wl

Breadth, m

10.2

Draught, m

4.45 mean 5.63 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 HTE, 4 cylindrical boilers

Power, h. p.

2800

Max speed, kts

15.5

Fuel, t

coal 305

Endurance, nm(kts)

2880(9)

Armament

Bussard: 8 x 1 - 105/32 RK L/35 C/86, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Falke: 8 x 1 - 105/32 SK L/35 C/91, 2 x 1 - 350 TT

Complement

161



Standard scale images


nearly sister-ship <i>Cormoran</i> 1895
nearly sister-ship Cormoran 1895


Project history


The Bussard class were intended for colonial work, with their barquentine rig, ram bows and wooden sheathing.

Modernizations


1900s, both: + (0 - 5) x 5 - 37/27 RV L/30

Naval service


Bussard was rebuilt in 1900, and re-rigged as topsail schooner. The bridge was also enlarged.