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==Construction==
 
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Ordered by [[Brazilian Navy|Brazil]] from [[Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Company|Armstrong, Mitchell, & Co.]], but  
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Ordered by [[Brazilian Navy|Brazil]] from [[Armstrong, Whitworth & Company|Armstrong, Mitchell, & Co.]], but purchased by the [[U.S. Navy|United States]] as reinforcements during the crisis leading to the [[Spanish-American War]].{{Conways1860|p. 154}}  A third ship, [[Almirante Barrozo (1896)|''Almirante Barrozo'']], had been completed and delivered to the Brazilian Navy in 1897.{{Conways1860|pp. 408-409}}
 
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Latest revision as of 09:59, 6 April 2018

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

Overview of two vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
U.S. Name Brazilian Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
New Orleans Amazonas Armstrong 1895 4 December, 1896 18 March, 1898 Sold 11 February, 1930
Albany Almirante Abreu 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.[1] A third ship, Almirante Barrozo, had been completed and delivered to the Brazilian Navy in 1897.[2]

Armament

As Completed

[3]

  • 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

[4]

  • 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. Conway's All the World's Fighting Ships 1860–1905. pp. 408-409.
  3. Friedman. U.S. Cruisers. p. 465.
  4. 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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