Thursday, 6 July 2017

British cruiser 3rd class Barham executed trials according to the Dutch magazine dated Marineblad 1899-1900 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine le Yacht reporting that the British 1.830 tons cruiser 3rd class Barham executed a trial achieving with a horsepower of 4.490hp, 10,3 atmosphere boiler pressure and 191rpm a speed of 18,6 miles. Her designed horsepower was 6.000 hp with a speed of 19,33 miles. She was fitted out with Thornycroft water tube boilers. Earlier trials were stopped due to extra ordinary vibrations  and malfunctioning steam valves in guide tubes.(1)

1. Of the Barham-class with as sister ship Bellona, laid down at the Portsmouth Dockyard on 22 October 1888, launched on 11 September 1889, completed in July 1891 and sold to be broken up in February 1914