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Name: ALBANY
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 06/12/1897
Launched: 14/01/1899
Completed: 09/01/1900
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 676
Dimensions: 3409disp, 330.0 x 43.0 x 16.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl (31, 46 & 70 x 30ins), 7500ihp
Engines by: R & W Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Newcastle
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 6 x 1 x 6.0ins QF, 4 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 10 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns;
(1905: 10 x 1 x 5.0ins QF, 10 x 1 x 6pdr QF guns;
3 x 18.0ins torpedoes, (1 x bow & 2 x broadside))
History:
09/01/1900 Government of United States
11/02/1930 Broken up
Comments: Laid down as ALMIRANTE ABREU for the Government of Brazil
03/1898: Purchased by the United States Goverment
Completion delayed by a fire at the Elswick Works
1905-1908: Refitted & re-armed with 5.0ins guns
1922: Decommissioned
11/02/1930: Sold for breaking up


Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

Above photo courtesy of Photoship

The Marine Engineer 01/02/1899