Sunday, August 25, 2019

C11 Cruiser

Class and type: Town-class light cruiser
Ordered: 1935
Builder: Fairfield Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, Govan
Laid down: 17 February 1936
Launched: 24 March 1937
Commissioned: 2 November 1938
Decommissioned: 1952
Fate: Sold for scrap July 1958
Displacement: 9,400 tons (standard), 11,930 tons full load
Length: 591.5 ft (180.3 m)
Beam: 62.3 ft (19.0 m)
Draught: 20.6 ft (6.3 m)
Propulsion: Four-shaft Parsons geared turbines
Four Admiralty 3-drum boilers
82,500 shp (61.5 MW)
Speed: 32 kn (59 km/h)
Complement: 750
Armament: 12 x BL 6 in (150 mm) Mk XXII guns in triple turrets (one aft turret later removed)
8 x QF 4 in (100 mm) Mk XVI guns in twin turrets
8 x QF 40 mm (1.6 in) Mk VIII guns in quad mountings
8 x 0.5 in (13 mm) Vickers machine guns
6 x 21 in (530 mm) torpedo tubes (later removed)
Armour: Belt: 4.5 inches (110 mm)
Boiler & engine room: 2 inches (51 mm)
Turrets: 2 inches (51 mm)–4 inches (100 mm)
Aircraft carried: Two Supermarine Walrus aircraft (Removed in the latter part of WWII)
Motto: Deus nobis haec otia fecit
Honours and awards: Mediterranean 1940, Calabria 1940, Arctic 1942, Malta Convoys 1942
Notes: Pennant number C11