New Orleans Class Cruiser (1898)

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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.

Overview of two vessels
Citations for this data available on individual ship pages
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
New Orleans Armstrong 1895 4 December, 1896 18 March, 1898 Sold 11 February, 1930
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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