USS New Orleans (CL-22)

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USS New Orleans (later designated PG-34 then CL-22) was a United States Navy protected cruiser of the New Orleans class.

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USS New Orleans (CL-22) in 1898
USS New Orleans photographed during the Spanish–American War, 1898.
Flag_of_the_United_States_%281912-1959%29.svgUnited States
NameNew Orleans
NamesakeNew Orleans, Louisiana
OrderedAmazonas for the Brazilian Navy in 1895
BuilderArmstrong, Mitchell and Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Laid down1895
Launched4 December 1896
Commissioned18 March 1898
Decommissioned16 November 1922
ReclassifiedCL 22 on 8 August 1921
Stricken13 November 1929
IdentificationHull symbol:CL-22
Fate11 February 1930, sold for scrap
General characteristics
Class and typeNew Orleans class protected cruiser
Displacement3,769 long tons (3,829 t)
Length354 ft 5 in (108.03 m)
Beam43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
Draft18 ft (5.5 m)
Installed power7,500 shp (5,600 kW)
  • 2 × vertical, inverted triple expansion engines
  • 2 × screws
Speed20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)
Complement366 officers and enlisted

She was laid down in 1895 as Amazonas for the Brazilian Navy by Armstrong, Mitchell and Company, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, launched on 4 December 1896, purchased by the U.S. Navy while building on 16 March 1898; and commissioned 18 March 1898 at Gravesend, England.