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.
United States Navy warship
USS New Orleans photographed during the Spanish–American War, 1898.
|Namesake||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Ordered||Amazonas for the Brazilian Navy in 1895|
|Builder||Armstrong, Mitchell and Co., Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Launched||4 December 1896|
|Commissioned||18 March 1898|
|Decommissioned||16 November 1922|
|Reclassified||CL 22 on 8 August 1921|
|Stricken||13 November 1929|
|Fate||11 February 1930, sold for scrap|
|Class and type||New Orleans class protected cruiser|
|Displacement||3,769 long tons (3,829 t)|
|Length||354 ft 5 in (108.03 m)|
|Beam||43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)|
|Draft||18 ft (5.5 m)|
|Installed power||7,500 shp (5,600 kW)|
|Speed||20 knots (37 km/h; 23 mph)|
|Complement||366 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.