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Eclipse Class (Protected Cruiser)

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Topic: Eclipse Class (Protected Cruiser)
Posted By: Mal Murray
Subject: Eclipse Class (Protected Cruiser)
Date Posted: 16 Nov 2010 at 19:05

The Eclipse-class cruisers of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy - Royal Navy were http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_cruiser - protected http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruiser - cruisers constructed in the mid-1890s.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_class_cruiser - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_class_cruiser

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Talbot-cruiser.jpg">HMS Talbot
HMS Talbot
Class overview
Name: Eclipse-class
Operators:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Navy - Royal Navy
Preceded by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astraea_class_cruiser - Astraea class cruiser
Succeeded by: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_class_cruiser - Pearl class cruiser
Completed: 9
General characteristics
Type: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protected_cruiser - Protected cruiser
Displacement: 5,600 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_ton - long tons (5,690  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonne - t )
Length: 350 ft (110 m)
Beam: 53 ft 6 in (16.31 m)
Draught: 20 ft 6 in (6.25 m)
Propulsion: 2 Triple-expansion oil-fired steam engines
8,000  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower#Indicated_horsepower - ihp (6,000  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilowatt - kW )
2 screws
Speed: 18.5 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knot_%28unit%29 - knots (21.3  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miles_per_hour - mph ; 34.3  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilometres_per_hour - km/h )
Complement: 450
Armament:

As built:
• 5 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_6_inch_Mk_I_-_III_naval_gun - QF 6-inch (152 mm) guns (5×1)
• 6 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_4.7_inch_Gun_Mk_I_-_IV - QF 4.7 inch (120 mm) guns (6×1)
• 6 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_3_pounder_Hotchkiss - 3-pounder QF guns (6×1)
• 2 × Machine guns
• 3 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_18_inch_torpedo - 18-inch (450-mm) torpedo tubes
After 1905:
• 11 × 6 in (150 mm) QF guns
• 3 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QF_12_pounder_12_cwt_naval_gun - 12-pounder guns

• 3 × http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_18_inch_torpedo - 18-inch (450-mm) torpedo tubes
Armour: • Gun shields: 1.5–3 in (38–76 mm)
• Engine hatch: 3 in (76 mm)
• Decks: 1.5–3 in (38–76 mm)
• Conning tower: 1.5–3 in (38–76 mm)
 
 
Design and history
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eclipse_class_cruiser_diagrams_Brasseys_1896.jpg">
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Eclipse_class_cruiser_diagrams_Brasseys_1896.jpg">
Right elevation, deck plan and hull section as depicted in Brassey's Naval Annual 1896

They were enlarged versions of the preceding http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astraea_class_cruiser - Astraea class . Between 1903 and 1905, all of the ships in the class except for http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eclipse_%281894%29&action=edit&redlink=1 - Eclipse had their mixed 6-inch (150 mm) and 4.7-inch (120 mm) guns removed and replaced with a uniform armament of 11 modern 6-inch (150 mm) guns.

See also

  • Media related to http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Eclipse_class_cruiser - Eclipse class cruiser at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Commons - Wikimedia Commons

References

  • http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/light-cruiser/hms-Eclipse.html - "World War 1 Naval Combat" . Eclipse Class Second Class Protected Cruisers. http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/light-cruiser/hms-Eclipse.html - http://www.worldwar1.co.uk/light-cruiser/hms-Eclipse.html . Retrieved 2007-02-04. 

 




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