Spanish cruiser Gravina
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An unidentified Velasco-class (here called "Infanta Isabel-class") cruiser in U.S. waters during the 1880s or 1890s, showing the appearance of Gravina
|Career||Armada Española Ensign|
|Namesake:||Federico Carlos Gravina y Nápoli|
|Builder:||Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd.|
|Fate:||Foundered 10 July 1884|
|Class and type:||Velasco-class|
|Length:||210 ft 0 in (64.01 m)|
|Beam:||32 ft 0 in (9.75 m)|
|Draft:||13 ft 8 in (4.17 m) maximum|
|Installed power:||1,500 ihp|
|Propulsion:||1-shaft, horizontal compound, 4-cylinder boilers|
|Complement:||173 officers and enlisted|
4 x 6 in (152 mm) guns|
2 × 3 in (76.2 mm) guns
2 x machine guns
2 × 14 inch (356 mm) torpedo tubes
|Notes:||200 to 220 tons of coal (normal)|
Gravina was a Velasco-class unprotected cruiser of the Spanish Navy.
Gravina was built by the Thames Ironworks & Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. at Leamouth, London in the United Kingdom. Her keel was laid in 1881. She had one rather tall funnel. She had an iron hull and was rigged as a barque. She and the lead ship of the class, Velasco, also built in the United Kingdom, were differently armed from and slightly faster than the final six ships of the class, all of which were built in Spain.
Not long after her completion, Gravina was based in the Philippines. She had a short life, sinking in a typhoon on 10 July 1884.
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