Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The small Spanish cruiser Isla de Cuba

Spain had a number of small cruisers built abroad. The Isla de Cuba was built in Great Britain in 1886. The ship was just barely a cruiser, being over the 1,000 ton mark at 1,030 tons. The armament was 2-4in guns and six smaller. The speed was very low at 13 knots. The ship was an unarmoured cruiser. This is a photograph of the Isla de Cuba painted in the Spanish style:

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