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Warship Class - Columbia - Cruiser
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Primary CountryUnited States (Details)
PeriodWorld War I
Source of TextWikipedia
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Preceded ByMontgomery (Details)
Succeeded ByDenver (Details)
Number Planned2
Number Completed2
First Commisioned1894
Last Year Active1921
Other Nationsnone

History: The Columbia-class cruisers were two protected cruisers constructed in 1890 and 1891 and used by the United States Navy.[3] They were lightly gunned ships with only moderate armor that were built for the speed needed to overtake and destroy the fast ocean liners of the day as commerce raiders. However, the light armament and armor left these ships over-specialized and outclassed by ordinary similar sized protected cruisers that they might encounter. Also, the engines were expensive to operate and at full power the ships' range was greatly decreased. Due to the ongoing size and speed race in ocean liners, by 1907 they were outclassed in speed by the ill-fated Lusitania and the German liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie.
Type: Cruiser
SubType: Protected
Primary Country:
The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles' Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

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Item created by: gdm on 2020-02-22 14:05:26. Last edited by gdm on 2020-02-22 14:18:11

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