Spanish cruiser Lepanto

Lepanto was a Spanish protected cruiser of the Reina Regente class that served in the Spanish navy from 1899 until her retirement in 1908.[1]

Spanish protected cruiser Lepanto around 1900.
History
Spain
Name: Lepanto
Builder: Arsenal de la Cartagena
Laid down: 1 October 1886
Launched: 16 November 1893
Completed: 26 January 1899
Acquired: 1899
Maiden voyage: 1899
In service: 26 January 1899
Out of service: 1908
Fate: Scrapped in 1911
General characteristics
Class and type: Reina Regente-class protected cruiser
Displacement: 4,826 tons
Length: 99.9 m (327 ft 9 in)
Beam: 15.24 m (50 ft 0 in)
Draught: 7.31 m (24 ft 0 in)
Installed power: 2 triple expansion engines
Propulsion: Twin screw propellers
Speed: 20.5 knots (38.0 km/h; 23.6 mph)
Complement: 420
Armament:
  • 4 x 1 - 200/35 Hontoria M1883
  • 6 x 1 - 4.7-inch (119 mm)/35 Hontoria M1883
  • 6 x 1 - 57/42 Nordenfelt
  • 2 machine guns (Main deck 120-80 mm and 25 mm fore and aft.
  • 5 torpedo tubes (2 bow, 2 beam, 1 aft)

Construction

Lepanto was the last cruiser built of her class with sister ships Alfonso XIII and Reina Regente. She was laid down on 1 October 1886 and launched on 16 November 1893 at the Arsenal de la Cartagena shipyard in Cartagena, Spain. She was completed on 26 January 1899 and named Lepanto. The ship was 99.9 metres (327 ft 9 in) long, with a beam of 15.24 metres (50 ft 0 in) and a draught of 7.31 metres (24 ft 0 in). The ship was assessed at 4,826 tons. She had 2 triple expansion engines driving two screw propellers. The engine was rated at 11.500 nhp.[2]

Fate

Lepanto sailed for the Spanish Navy from 1899 until her retirement in 1908 without any incident. She was ultimately scrapped in 1911 and was the last surviving ship from the Reina Regente class.[3]

References

  1. "Spanish Cruisers". battleships-cruisers.co.uk. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  2. "REINA REGENTE protected cruisers (1888-1899)". navypedia.org. 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  3. "Encyclopaedia of Ships and Shipping". google.be. 1908. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
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