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 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|
|Speed:||13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)|
|Notes:||200 to 220 tons of coal (normal)|
Infanta Isabel was built at the naval shipyard at Cadiz. Her keel was laid in 1883 and the ship was launched on 26 June 1885. The vessel was completed in 1888 or 1889. She had one rather tall funnel. Infanta Isabel 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 in) and ten 57 mm (2.2 in) guns and her complement had risen to 194. She was stricken in 1927, by far the longest-lived ship of her class.
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- Gray, Randal, Ed. Conway's All The World's Fighting Ships 1906–1921. Annapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, 1985. ISBN 0-87021-907-3.