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MULHOUSE light cruiser (1912/1920)

Mulhouse 1920

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Mulhouse (ex-Stralsund) 174 Weser, Bremen, Germany 1910 4/11/1911 10/12/1912 // 3/8/1920 stricken 2/1933

 

Displacement normal, t

4570

Displacement full, t

5587

Length, m

136.0 wl 138.7 oa

Breadth, m

13.5

Draught, m

4.46 normal 5.10 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Bergmann steam turbines, 16 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

25000

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 1200 + oil 106

Endurance, nm(kts) 5820(12)

Armour, mm

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

Armament

7 x 1 - 149/42 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 2 x 1 - 500 TT, 120 mines

Complement

354

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