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USS Columbia, USS Texas, USS Baltimore, USS Philadelphia 1898

USS COLUMBIA

COLUMBIA—Unarmored Protected Cruiser

Photograph: USS Columbia : Unarmored Protected Cruiser.

Length 412 feet. Breadth 58 feet, 21 inches. Mean draft 22 feet, 61 inches. Displacement 7,376 tons. Speed 22.8 knots per hour. Personnel 30 officers. 447 men. Cost $2,725,000.

USS TEXAS

USS TEXAS—Armored Battle Ship of the Second Class

Photograph: USS Texas : Armored Battle Ship of the Second Class.

Length 301 1/3 feet. Breadth 64 feet, 1 inch. Mean draft 22 1/2 feet. Displacement 6,315 tons. Speed 17.8 knots per hour. Personnel 30 officers. 359 men. Cost $2,500,000.

Second-class battleship. Twin-screw. Commissioned August 15, 1895. Length: 301 feet, 4 inches; breadth, 64 feet, 1 inch; draft, 22 feet 6 inches; displacement, 6,315 tons ; speed, 16 knots. Main battery, two 12-inch, and six 6-inch breech-loading rifles. Secondary battery, twelve 6-pounders, six 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, four 37-millimeter Hotchkiss revolving cannons, and two Gatlings. The thickness of armor, 12 inches. Thirty officers; 362 men. Contract price, $2,500,000.

USS BALTIMORE

USS BALTIMORE—Unarmored Protected Cruiser

Photograph: USS Baltimore : Unarmored Protected Cruiser.

Length 327 1/2 feet. Breadth 48 feet, 7 1/2 inches. Mean draft 19 1/2 feet. Displacement 4,413 tons. Speed 20.096 knots per hour. Personnel 36 officers. 350 men. Cost $1,325,000.

Protected cruiser. Twin-screw. Commissioned January 7, 1890. Length, 327 feet, 6 inches; breadth, 48 feet, 7 inches; draft, 19 feet, 6 inches; displacement, 4,413 tons; speed, 20 knots. Main battery, four 8-inch and six 6-inch breech-loading rifles. Secondary battery, four 6-pounder, two 3-pounder, two 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, four 37-millimeter Hotchkiss revolving cannons, and two Gatlings. The thickness of the protective deck, 4 inches on the slope, 2 1/2 on the flat. Thirty-six officers: 350 men. Contract price, $1,325,000.

USS PHILADELPHIA

USS PHILADELPHIA—Unarmored Protected Cruiser

Photograph: USS Philadelphia : Unarmored Protected Cruiser.

Length 327% feet. Breadth 48 feet, 7 1/2 inches. Mean draft 19 feet, 2 1/2 inches. Displacement 4,324 tons. Speed 19.678 knots1 per hour. Personnel 34 officers. 350 men. Cost $1,350,000.

Protected cruiser. Twin-screw. Commissioned July 28, 1890. Length, 327 feet, 6 inches; breadth, 48 feet, 75 inches; draft, 19 feet, 2 1/2 inches; displacement, 4,324 tons; speed, 19 1/2 knots. Main battery, twelve 6-inch breech-loading rifles. Secondary battery, four 6-pounder, four 3-pounder, two 1-pounder rapid-fire guns, three 37-millimeter Hotchkiss revolving cannons, and four Gatlings. The thickness of the protective deck, 4 inches on the slopes, 2 1/2 inches on the flat. Thirty-four officers: 350 men. Cost, $1,350,000.

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