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RÍO DE LA PLATA protected cruiser (1900)


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Río de La Plata 1910

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Río de La Plata     Normand, Le Havre, France 1896 17.9.1898 1900 discarded 1931


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

1875

Displacement full, t1950
Length, m

75.0 pp 76.3 oa

Breadth, m

10.8

Draught, m

4.35 mean 4.70 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, Normand-Sigaudy boilers

Power, h. p.

7100 (forced draught)

Max speed, kts

20 (forced draught)

Fuel, t

coal 270

Endurance, nm(kts)3600(10)
Armour, mmsteel: deck: 15 with 20mm slopes, CT: 120
Armament

2 x 1 - 140/43 Schneider-Canet, 4 x 1 - 100/56 García-Lomas, 6 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt, 2 x 1 - 37/27 Maxim, 2 - 356 TT (beam)

Complement

213



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<i>Río de La Plata </i>1900
Río de La Plata 1900


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<i>Río de La Plata </i>1910
Río de La Plata 1910


Project history

Built in France on the means collected by native Spanish, living in Argentina and Uruguay. Sheathed and coppered for overseas service. To the First World War beginning ship has become outdated and was converted to minelayer.

Ship protection

Protection consisted of steel protective deck only.

Modernizations

1920: armament consisted of 2 x 1 - 140/43 Schneider-Canet, 4 x 1 - 105/32 Krupp M1897, mines

1920s: - 2 x 1 - 140/33, 2 x 1 - 105/32

Naval service

Since 1921 Río de La Plata served as seaplane tender at Barcelona.