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USS Maine, USS Brooklyn, USS New York, USS Minneapolis 1898

USS MAINE

USS MAINE—Armored Battle Ship of Second Class

Photograph: USS Maine : Armored Battle Ship of Second Class.

Disposition: Destroyed in harbor of Havana, Cuba, February 15, 1898.

She was blown up in Havana Harbor, February 15, 1898. Second-class battleship. Twin-screw. Commissioned September 17, 1895 Length, 318 feet; breadth, 57 feet draft, 21 feet, 6 inches; displacement, 6,682 tons; speed, 17 1/2 knots. Main battery, four 10-inch, and six 6-inch breech-loading rifles. Secondary battery, seven 6-pounder, and eight 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, and four Gatlings. The thickness of armor, 12 inches. Thirty-four officers; 370 men. Contract price, $2,500,000.

USS BROOKLYN

USS BROOKLYN—Armored Cruiser.

Photograph: USS Brooklyn : Armored Cruiser.

Length 400 1/2 feet. Breadth 64 feet, 8 1/4 inches. Mean draft 24 feet. Displacement 9,215 tons. Speed 21.91 knots per hour. Personnel 46 officers. 476 men. Cost $2,986,000.

Armored cruiser. Twin-screw. Commissioned December 1, 1896. Length, 400 feet; breadth, 64 feet; draft 24 feet: displacement, 9,215 tons; speed, 21.91 knots. Main battery, eight 8-inch breech-loading rifles, and twelve 5-inch rapid-fire guns. Secondary battery, twelve 6-pounder, and four 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, and four Gatlings. Forty-six officers; 515 men. Cost, $2,986,000.

USS NEW YORK

USS NEW YORK—Armored Cruiser.

Photograph: USS New York : Armored Cruiser.

Length 380 feet, 6% inches. Breadth 64 feet, 10 inches. Mean draft 23 feet, 3% inches. Displacement 8,200 tons. Speed 21 knots per hour. Personnel 40 officers. 516 men. Cost $2,985,000

Armored cruiser. Twin-screw. Commissioned August 1, 1893. Length, 380 feet, 6 1/2 inches; breadth, 64 feet 10 inches; draft, 23 feet, 3 1/2 inches; displacement, 8,200 tons; speed, 21 knots. Main battery, six 8-inch breechloading rifles, and twelve 4-inch rapid-fire guns. Secondary battery, eight 6-pounder, and four 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, and four Gatlings. The thickness of armor, 4 inches. Forty officers; 526 men. Contract price, $2,985,000.

USS MINNEAPOLIS

USS MINNEAPOLIS--Unarmored Protected Cruiser

Photograph: USS Minneapolis : Unarmored Protected Cruiser.

Length 412 feet. Breadth 5S feet, 24 inches. Mean draft 22 feet, 6 1/2 inches. Displacement 7,375 tons. Speed 23.073 knots per hour. Personnel 30 officers. 447 men. Cost $2,690,000.

Protected cruiser. Triple-screw. Commissioned December 13, 1894. Length, 412 feet; breadth, 58 feet, 2 1/2 inches; draft, 22 feet, 6 1/2 inches; displacement, 7,375 tons; speed, 23 knots. Main battery, one 8-inch breech-loading rifle, two 6-inch and eight 4-inch rapid-fire guns. Secondary battery, twelve 6-pounder, and four 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, and four Gatlings. The thickness of the protective deck, 4 inches on slopes, 2 inches on the flat. Thirty-eight officers; 456 men. Cost, $2,690,000.

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