Spanish cruiser Infanta Isabel
Infanta Isabel in New York, May 1893
|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.
Visit to the United States
In May 1893 Infanta Eulalia visited the United States; she traveled first to Puerto Rico, then to Havana, Cuba,, arriving in New York on 18 May on the Infanta Isabel, before making her way to Washington, D.C., where she was received by President Grover Cleveland at the White House. The Infanta Isabel stayed on in New York as a part of the Grand Naval Review there.
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.
- "Cartas a Isabel II, 1893: Mi viaje a Cuba y Estados Unidos" by Eulalia de Borbón, Infanta de España, pgs. 30–33.
- "Court Circular", The Times ( 10 May 1893): 5.
- "Eulalia is here" (Friday Evening). 19 May 1893. p. 1. Archived from the original on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
Eulalia is here. Spanish Infanta arrives in New York
- The Times ( 22 May 1893): 7.
- Foster, Al (30 April 1893). "Grand Naval Review". The Sun (New York, New York). p. 9. Archived from the original (Advert) on 3 July 2018. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
Grand Naval Review on Monday, May 1 Steamer Al Foster...
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