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Two New Orleans class protected cruisers were purchased by the U.S. Navy in 1898 in preparation for the Spanish-American War.

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|- ! colspan=6 align=left|Overview of two vessels |- | colspan=6 align=left|Citations for this data available on individual ship pages |- ! align=center | Name ! align=center | Builder ! align=center | Laid Down ! align=center | Launched ! align=center | Completed ! align=center | Fate |- align=left | New Orleans | Armstrong | 1895 | 4 December, 1896 | 18 March, 1898 | Sold 11 February, 1930 |- align=left | Albany | Armstrong | 1897 | 14 January, 1899 | 29 May, 1900 | Sold 11 February, 1930 |}

Construction

Ordered by Brazil from Armstrong, Mitchell, & Co., but

purchased by the United States as reinforcements during the crisis leading to the Spanish-American War. A third

ship, Barroso, remained in Brazilian hands.[1]

Armament

As Completed

[2]

  • six 6-inch/50 caliber
  • four 4.7-inch/50 caliber
  • ten 6-pounders
  • four 1-pounders
  • four .30 caliber machine guns
  • three 18-inch torpedo tubes

1907

[3]

  • ten 5-inch/50 caliber
  • ten 6-pounders
  • four 1-pounders
  • four .30 caliber machine guns
  • three 18-inch torpedo tubes

See Also

Footnotes

  1. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 154.
  2. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 465.
  3. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. p. 154.

Bibliography

  • Chesneau, Robert; Kolesnik, Eugene (editors) (1979). Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. London: Conway Maritime Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Friedman, Norman (1985). U.S. Cruisers: An Illustrated Design History. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press. (on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk).
  • Silverstone, Paul H. (2006). The U.S. Navy Warship Series: The New Navy 1883-1922. New York: Routledge.


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