Spanish cruiser Infanta Isabel
An unidentified Velasco-class (here called "Infanta Isabel-class") cruiser in U.S. waters during the 1880s or 1890s, showing the appearance of Infanta Isabel
|Namesake:||Isabella, Princess of Asturias|
|Builder:||Naval shipyard Cadiz|
|Launched:||26 June 1885|
|Completed:||1888 or 1889|
|Class and type:||Velasco-class|
|Length:||210 ft 0 in (64.01 m)|
|Beam:||32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)|
|Draft:||13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) maximum|
|Installed power:||1,500 ihp|
|Propulsion:||1-shaft, horizontal compound, 4-cylinder boilers|
|Complement:||As built: 173 officers and enlisted
By 1921: 194 officers and enlisted
4 x 4.7 inch (120-mm) guns
4 × 6 pdr guns
1 x machine gun
2 × 14 inch (356-mm) torpedo tubes
1 x 66 mm (2.6-inch) gun
10 x 57 mm (2.25-inch) guns
|Notes:||200 to 220 tons of coal (normal)|
Infanta Isabel was built at the naval shipyard at Cadiz. Her keel was laid in 1883, she was launched on 26 June 1885, and she was completed in 1888 or 1889. She had one rather tall funnel. She had an iron hull and was rigged as a barque.
Infanta Isabel was rebuilt in 1911, and by 1921 her armament had become one 66-mm (2.6-inch) and ten 57-mm (2.25-inch) guns and her complement had risen to 194. She was stricken in 1927, by far the longest-lived ship of her class.
- Chesneau, Roger, and Eugene M. Kolesnik, Eds. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. New York, New York: Mayflower Books Inc., 1979. ISBN 0-8317-0302-4.
- Gray, Randal, Ed. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985. ISBN 0-87021-907-3.
- Department of the Navy: Naval Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Spanish Navy Ships: Infanta Isabel (Cruiser, 1885–1926)