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METZ light cruiser (1916/1920)

Metz 1920

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Metz (ex-Königsberg) 210 Weser, Bremen, Germany 1914 18/12/1915 12/8/1916 // 20/7/1920 stricken 8/1933

 

Displacement normal, t

5440

Displacement full, t

7125

Length, m

145.8 wl 151.4 oa

Breadth, m

14.2

Draught, m

5.96 normal 6.32 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Marine steam turbines, 12 Marine boilers (10 coal- + 2 oil-fired)

Power, h. p.

45900

Max speed, kts

27.8

Fuel, t

coal 1340 + oil 500

Endurance, nm(kts) 4850(12)

Armour, mm

belt: 60 - 18, shields: 50, deck: 40 - 20 with 60 - 40-mm slopes; CT: 100 sides, 20 roof, mine deck: 30 sides, 20 roof

Armament

8 x 1 - 149/42 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 2 x 1 - 500 TT (4), 2 - 500 TT (beam, sub, 4), 200 mines

Complement

475

Ship project history: Ex-German cruiser, transferred as war reparation.

Ship protection: 60mm belt protected machinery and magazines (about 80% of ship length), its thickness decreased to 18mm at fwd part, there was 40mm transverse bulkhead between 60mm and 18mm parts of the belt, aft part of waterline was unprotected. 40-20mm armour deck was connected with lower edge of the belt by 60-40mm slopes. Guns were protected by 50mm shields, ammo tubes had 20mm armour.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: No significant events.

Ivan Gogin, 2008-14