Thursday, 27 April 2017

British protected cruiser HMS Blenheim achieved not design speed during trials according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1892-1893 no. 8

An item referred to the magazine Engineering that the British protected cruiser Blenheim during her 4 hours full speed trial with forced draught developed 21.411 (20.000 hp was contracted with a medium number of 105 rpm although her speed was just 21,6 miles in stead of the expected 22 miles. Built by Thames Ironworks, machinery manufactured by Humphrys, Tennant&Co.(1)

1. Blake-class. Laid down by Thames Ironworks&Shipbuilding Company, Leamouth, London, England in October 1888, launched on 5 July 1890, commissioned in 1892, depot ship since 1907,  decommissioned in 1926 and sold to be broken up on 13 July 1926.