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Name: AMAZONAS
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 06/02/1896
Launched: 04/12/1896
Completed: 19/08/1897
Builder: Armstrong, Whitworth & Co
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 631
Dimensions: 3409disp, 330.0 x 43.0 x 16.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x T3cyl, 7500ihp
Engines by: Humphrys Tennant & Co, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screw, 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;
3 x 18.0inch torpedoes, (1 x bow & 2 x broadside)
History:
19/08/1897 Government of Brazil
16/03/1898 Government of United States
18/03/1898 Commissioned as USS AMAZONAS
04/1898 Renamed NEW ORLEANS
11/02/1930 Broken up
Comments: Sold before commissioning into Brazilian Navy
USA at war with Spain at this time & required more warships
16/11/1922: Decommissioned at Mare Island Naval Yard
11/02/1930: Sold for breaking up


Above photo as NEW ORLEANS copyright US Naval Historical Center

Above photo as NEW ORLEANS copyright US Naval Historical Center

Above photo as NEW ORLEANS copyright US Naval Historical Center