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Name: CHACABUCO launched as FOURTH OF JULY
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 11/08/1896
Launched: 04/07/1898
Completed: 17/01/1902
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co
Yard: Low Walker
Yard Number: 663
Dimensions: 4160disp - 4500disp, 360.0 x 46.5 x 18.2(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VT4cyl (40, 60 & 66, 66 x 33ins), 10000ihp
Engines by: Humphrys & Tennant, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.5knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 2 x 1 x 8.0ins, 10 x 1 x 4.7ins QF, 16 x 1 x 3pdr QF, 6 x 1 x 1pdr QF guns;
1 x 18.0ins torpedo (bow), 4 x 18.0ins torpedoes (broadside);
(1941: 6 x 1 x 6.0ins, 4 x 1 x 3.0ins guns, no torpedoes);
(1945: 6 x 1 x 6.0ins, 10 x 1 x 20mm AA guns, no torpedoes)
History:
17/01/1902 Government of Chile
1952 Broken up
Comments: 11/08/1896: Laid down as a stock YOSHINO type, sister to the TAKASAGO
04/07/1898: Launched as FOURTH OF JULY
04/05/1899: Underwent initial steam trials
Completion delayed until a buyer was found
1941: Major refit, with new bridge and revised armament


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