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VASCO DA GAMA coast defence battleship (1876)


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Vasco da Gama before reconstruction

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Vasco da Gama     Thames Iron Works, Blackwall, UK 1874 1.12.1875 1876 disarmed 1933


Technical data


Data variantas completed 1903 reconstruction
Displacement normal, t

2384

2972

Displacement full, t  3200
Length, m

61.0 pp

70.9 pp

Breadth, m

14.2 over battery, 12.2 wl

12.2

Draught, m

5.79 max

6.27 max

No of shafts

2

2

Machinery

2 VC

2 VTE, Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

3000

6000

Max speed, kts

10.3

15.5

Fuel, t

coal 300

coal 300

Endurance, nm(kts)2500(9) 2500(9)
Armour, mm

iron; belt: 229 - 102, battery: 254 - 152

steel; belt: 250 - 100, deck: 75, shields: 200

Armament

2 x 1 - 263/18 RK L/20 C/74, 1 x 1 - 149/22 RK L/22 C/75, 4 x 1 - 67/40 Krupp

2 x 1 - 203/40 A(tr)20.3/40, 1 x 1 - 152/45 A(tr)15/45, 1 x 1 - 76/40 A(tr)76/40, 6 x 1 - 47/40 H(tr)47/40

Complement

232

260



Standard scale images


<i>Vasco da Gama </i>1910
Vasco da Gama 1910
<i>Vasco da Gama </i>1876
Vasco da Gama 1876


Graphics


<i>Vasco da Gama </i>before reconstruction
Vasco da Gama before reconstruction


Project history

Casemate ironclad. To the beginning of WWI ship had no battle value. Before reconstruction she was barquentine rigged. 26cm guns were placed in a raised battery and 15cm gun was installed aft.

Ship protection

 Main 229-102mm belt was complete. Also main battery was only protected by 254-152mm iron.

Ship protection after modernization:Main 250-100mm belt was complete and was covered by 75mm main deck over machinery. Main guns were installed in sponsons and protected by 200mm shields. Also CT was protected.

Modernizations

(1901-1903, Orlando, Leghorn): ship was drastically reconstructed, the hull was cut in half and lengthened. New data was as given in the table.

1922: - 1 x 1 - 203/40, 1 x 1 - 76/40; + 1 x 1 - 102/40 QF Mk IV

Naval service

Vasco da Gama was disarmed in 1933 and in 1935 discarded and sold.