El Plata-class monitor
Watercolor of El Plata
|Name:||El Plata class|
|Builders:||Thames Iron Works, Blackwall, London|
|General characteristics (as built)|
|Displacement:||1,535 long tons (1,560 t)|
|Length:||180 ft (54.9 m) (p/p)|
|Beam:||44 ft (13.4 m)|
|Draft:||9 ft 1 in (2.8 m)|
|Installed power:||750 ihp (560 kW)|
|Propulsion:||2 shafts, Compound steam engines|
|Speed:||9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)|
|Range:||1,400 nmi (2,600 km; 1,600 mi)|
The El Plata-class monitors were 186 feet (56.7 m) long overall, with a beam of 44 feet (13.4 m) and a draft of 9.5–10.5 feet (2.9–3.2 m). They displaced 1,535–1,677 long tons (1,560–1,704 t), and their crew numbered 120 officers and enlisted men.
The ships had two compound steam engines, each driving one propeller shaft, rated at a total power of 750 indicated horsepower (560 kW). This gave them a maximum speed of 9–9.5 knots (16.7–17.6 km/h; 10.4–10.9 mph). They carried 120 long tons (122 t) of coal which gave them a range of approximately 1,400 nautical miles (2,600 km; 1,600 mi).
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Ships in class
- Particulars of the War Ships of the World: (Extracted from Lloyd's Register Book, 1892-93). 10th rev. issue. Lloyd's Register of Shipping. 1892. p. 87.
- Chesneau & Kolesnik, p. 401; Ironclads Vasco da Gama and Andes, p. 108; Silverstone, p. 11
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- Gardiner, Robert, ed. (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. ISBN 0-85177-133-5.
- Gardiner, Robert; Gray, Randal, eds. (1984). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships: 1906–1922. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. ISBN 0-87021-907-3.
- "Ironclads Vasco da Gama and Andes". Warship International. Toledo, Ohio: Naval Records Club. X (1): 106–08. 1973.