Princesa de Asturias-class cruiser

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Class overview
Name: Princesa de Asturias
Builders:
Operators:  Spanish Navy
Built: 1890–1904
Completed: 3
General characteristics
Type: Armoured cruiser
Displacement: 6,888 tons
Length: 110.97 m (364 ft 1 in)
Beam: 18.59 m (61 ft 0 in)
Draught: 6.61 m (21 ft 8 in)
Propulsion: 14,800 hp (11,000 kW), two shafts
Speed: 20 knots (37 km/h)
Complement: 542
Armament:
  • 2 × 9.4 in (24 cm) (2 × 1)
  • 8 × 5.5 in (14 cm) (8 × 1)
Armour:
  • 11.88 in (30.2 cm) belt
  • 7.88 in (20.0 cm) barbette
  • 7.88 in (20.0 cm) conning tower
  • 3.88 in (9.9 cm) turret
  • 2.25 in (5.7 cm) deck

The Princesa de Asturias class was a class of armoured cruisers of the Spanish Navy. The class comprised three ships, Princesa de Asturias, Cataluna and Cardenal Cisneros.

Design[edit]

Dimensions and machinery[edit]

The ships of the class were 110.97 metres (364 ft 1 in) long, had a beam of 18.59 metres (61 ft 0 in), a draught of 6.61 metres (21 ft 8 in), and had a displacement of 6,888 ton. The ships were equipped with 2 shaft reciprocating engines, which were rated at 14,800 ihp (11,000 kW) and produced a top speed of 20 knots (37 km/h).

Armour[edit]

The ships had belt armour of 11.88 in (30.2 cm), conning tower and barbette armour of 7.88 in (20.0 cm), 3.88 in (9.9 cm) turret armour and 2.25 in (5.7 cm) deck armour.

Armament[edit]

The main armament of the ships where two 9.4 in (24 cm) single turret guns. Secondary armament included eight single 5.5 in (14 cm) guns.

Ships[edit]

  • Princesa de Asturias was laid down at the Caracca shipyard in Cadiz in 1890. She was launched on 17 October 1896 and commissioned in 1902.
  • Cataluna was laid down at Cartagena Navy Yard in 1890 and launched on 24 September 1900. She was commissioned in 1903.
  • Cardenal Cisneros was laid down at the Ferrol Dockyard in 1890. She was launched on 19 March 1897 and commissioned in 1902. She was lost when she ran aground on 28 October 1905.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Purnell's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Modern Weapons and Warfare, p. 524.
  • "Carnenal Cisneros". Purnell's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Modern Weapons and Warfare. 2: 524. 

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