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HELA command ship (1940)

Hela 1940

Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Hela 717 Stülcken, Hamburg 1937 28/12/1939 16/10/1940 surrendered 5/1945, to USSR 1946 (Ангара <Angara>)

 

Displacement standard, t

2113

Displacement full, t

2520

Length, m

92.5 wl 99.8 oa

Breadth, m

12.7

Draught, m

3.50 normal 4.00 max

No of shafts

2

Machinery

MAN diesels

Power, h. p.

4720

Max speed, kts

16.3

Fuel, t

diesel oil 280

Endurance, nm(kts) 2000(15)

Armament

2 x 1 - 105/42 SK C/32, 1 x 1 - 37/80 SK C/30, 2 x 1 - 20/65 C/38

Complement

259

Ship project history: Officially classified as tender, but as a matter of fact was a command ship. Hela was ordered in 1936 and built about three years, that has been called by a delay of availability of MAN diesels. She had extensive accommodations for headquarters, bunkrooms and cabins for its personnel (on 108 persons), and also extensive communication equipment. The original project provided catapult and seaplane, instead of which subsequently additional runabouts were received.

Modernizations: None.

Naval service: On reparations Hela was transferred to the USSR as Angara and remained in the service on present time.

 

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