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Name: MINISTRO ZENTENO
Type: Cruiser
Keel: 06/05/1895
Launched: 01/02/1896
Completed: 10/07/1896
Builder: Sir WG Armstrong, Mitchell & Co Ltd
Yard: Elswick
Yard Number: 629
Dimensions: 3437disp, 330.0 x 43.0 x 16.8(draft)ft
Engines: 2 x VTE, 6500ihp to 7500ihp
Engines by: Humphrys & Tennant, Deptford
Propulsion: 2 x Screws, 20.0knots
Construction: Steel
Armament: 8 x 6.0ins QF, 10 x 6pdr QF, 4 x 3pdr QF guns, 3 x 18inch torpedo
History:
10/07/1896 Chilean Navy
1931 Broken up
Comments: Ordered by Brazil as part of a 3 ship contract
09/1895: Due to delays in paying the first instalment she was sold to Chile
1923: Used as a surveying ship
1931: Broken up


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Above photo courtesy of Kevin Blair