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From Almirante Abreu to Albany

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Albany was originally built to serve the Brazilian Navy under the name Almirante Abreu. However, the US Navy purchased her and commissioned in 1900. During the service years, she was assigned to numerous fleets (Asiatic, Pacific, Atlantic) and even did several tours of duty at Vladivostok in support of American troops.

Do not be misled by her small dimensions. Little Albany is equipped with powerful armament. A thorn is small, but he who has felt it doesn't forget it!

 

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i like every time @Calypso historical ( Chronology ) analyzation of each ship . It is very interesting to learn or remember a small part of each ship history . Very good job . i think also it  was purchased while still on the ways by the United States Navy on 16 March 1898 to prevent her from being acquired by the Spanish Navy  during the  Spanish - American war  She was renamed Albany and launched in February 1899, sponsored by Mrs. John C. Colwell, the wife of the American naval attache  in London. She was Commissioned in the River Tyne , England, on 29 May 1900. Cost $1,207,644.13 (hull and machinery)

i added little more information about Albany 

Name:	Albany
Namesake:	Albany, New York
Ordered:	Almirante Abreu for the Brazilian Navy in 1898
Builder:	Armstrong, Mitchell and Co., Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Yard number:	676
Laid down:	8 December 1897
Launched:	14 January 1899
Sponsored by:	Mrs. John C. Colwell
Acquired:	16 March 1898
Commissioned:	29 May 1900
Decommissioned:	ca. June 1904
Recommissioned:	10 June 1907
Decommissioned:	23 December 1913
Recommissioned:	17 April 1914
Decommissioned:	4 December 1914
Recommissioned:	21 May 1916
Decommissioned:	10 October 1922
Reclassified:	CL 23 on 8 August 1921
Struck:	3 November 1929
Identification:	Hull symbol:CL-23
Fate:	sold for scrapping 11 February 1930
General characteristics
Class and type:	New Orleans class protected cruiser
Displacement:	3,428 long tons (3,483 t)
Length:	354 ft 9 1⁄2 in (108.141 m)
Beam:	43 ft 9 in (13.34 m)
Draft:	17 ft 6 in (5.33 m)
Installed power:	
4 × cylindrical boilers
6,500 shp (4,800 kW)
Propulsion:	
2 × 4-cylinder Vertical triple expansion steam engines
2 × screws
Speed:	20.52 knots (24 mph; 38 km/h)
Complement:	363 officers and enlisted
Armament:	
6 × 6-inch (152 mm) guns
4 × 4.7-inch (119 mm) guns
10 × 57-millimeter (2 in) 6-pdr Hotchkiss guns
4 × 1-pounder guns
4 machine guns
3 × 18-inch (457 mm) torpedo tubes
Armor:	
Deck: 1.5–3.5 in (38–89 mm)
Conning tower: 4 in (102 mm)

 

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@nti9 I'm glad to hear that posts are interesting to read. It is fascinating when the in-game ships acquire more background history and value. 

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For some reason the comments are unusually quiet there's only 3

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Will Albany be a premium ship like it is in World of Warships PC? Or, will it replace the Chester because I really like the Albany in WOWS PC. 

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