Spanish cruiser Cristobal Colon (1887)
An unidentified Velasco-class (here called "Infanta Isabel-class") cruiser in U.S. waters during the 1880s or 1890s, showing the appearance of Cristóbal Colón
|Builder:||La Carraca shipyard, Cadiz, Spain|
|Completed:||1888 or 1889|
|Fate:||Foundered 29 September 1895|
|Class and type:||Velasco-class unprotected cruiser|
|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 (1,100 kW)|
|Propulsion:||1-shaft, horizontal compound, 4-cylinder boilers|
|Complement:||173 officers and enlisted|
|Notes:||200 to 220 tons of coal (normal)|
Cristóbal Colón was built at La Carraca shipyard, Cadiz, Spain. Her keel was laid in 1883. She had one rather tall funnel. The ship had an iron hull and was rigged as a barque. The cruiser made 15 knots (28 km/h; 17 mph) on sea trials, probably the highest speed attained by a cruiser of this 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.
- Department of the Navy: Naval Historical Center: Online Library of Selected Images: Spanish Navy Ships: Cristobal Colon (Cruiser, 1887-1895)