Isla de Luzon / Isla de Cuba


Isla de Cuba


Isla de Luzon


Click here for an image of ISLA DE LUZON, at anchor

GENERAL:

ISLA DE LUZON and ISLA DE CUBA were two small Spanish Cruisers which served with Admiral Montojo's Philippine Squadron. After the Admiral's flagship REINA CHRISTINA was disabled during the Battle of Manila Bay, Montojo transfered his flag to ISLE DE CUBA. Both cruisers were salvaged by the US Navy after the war and recommissioned as gunboats.


TECHNOTES:

ISLA DE LUZON
Classification: Cruiser
Laid down: February 25, 1886
Launched: November 13, 1886
Completed: September 22, 1887
Rig: Two masts, schooner rig
Armament: Four 4" guns
Four 6 pounders
Three 14" torpedo tubes
Contractor: Elswick, (UK)
Length: 195 feet
Beam: 30 feet
Draft: 11.5 feet
Displacement: 1020 tons
Complement: 140 Officers and Enlisted Men
Engine type: Horizontal triple-expansion engines, 535 hp. Two shafts.
Boiler type: Two boilers
Speed: 11.5 knots
Armor: 1 - 2.5" deck, 2" casemate

ISLA DE CUBA
Classification: Cruiser
Laid down: February 25, 1886
Launched: December 11, 1886
Completed: September 22, 1887
Rig: Two masts, schooner rig
Armament: Four 4" guns
Four 6 pounders
Three 14" torpedo tubes
Contractor: Elswick, (UK)
Length: 197 feet
Beam: 30 feet
Draft: 11.5 feet
Displacement: 950 tons
Complement: 140 Officers and Enlisted Men
Engine type: Horizontal triple-expansion engines, 800 hp. Two shafts.
Boiler type: Two boilers
Speed: 13 knots
Armor: 1 - 2.5" deck, 2" casemate

Bibliography:

Naval History Department, Navy Department, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1959).
 


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