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VEINTICINCO DE MAYO

 

Nationality:

Argentina

Type: Protected Cruiser
Class: only ship in class
Builder: Armstrong
Completed: February, 1891
Displacement: 3,180 tons

Dimensions: (in feet and inches)

330' x 43' x 16'
Armor:
PLACEMENT THICKNESS
Deck: 3.5" - 4.5"
Belt: 1" - 3"
Glacis: 5"
Shields: 2"
CT: 4"
Machinery: 2-shaft VTE, 4 cyl. boilers; 14,050ihp.  Coal:  620 tons.
Speed: 22.4 knots
Armament:
NUMBER SIZE MOUNTS
2 8.2" / 40 cal. 2x1
8 4.7" / 40 cal. 8x1
12 3-pdr. 12x1
3 18" TT 3x1, above water
Compliment: approximately 300

 

 

Sister ships:  none

 

 

Notes:  Originally laid down as the cruiser NICOCHEA, this ship was renamed VEINTICINCO DE MAYO when purchased by Argentina.  She was designed by Philip Watts, and laid down in June, 1885.  During building, it was proposed to increase the belt armor to 7", but this was not done.  VEINTICINCO DE MAYO was steel-hulled, with a double bottom except in the boiler and engine rooms.  The protective deck ran the length of the ship.  The Krupp 8.2" breech-loading guns were mounted on the raised forecastle and poop deck, while the 4.7" BL guns were mounted in the waist.  One of the 18" torpedo tubes was fixed in the bow, while the other two were on the quarterdeck (one on each side).  VEINTICINCO DE MAYO had two funnels and two masts with military tops.  Following service in the Argentine Navy, VEINTICINCO DE MAYO was discarded in 1915 and subsequently broken up.

 

Pictures

l_hermann_hl_127_veinticinco_de_mayo_c_1890_-_01.jpg (17097 bytes) L. Hermann  HL 127
l_hermann_hl_127_veinticinco_de_mayo_c_1890_-_02.jpg (22369 bytes) L. Hermann  HL 127