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SALAMIS battleship

Salamis

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Σαλαμίς <Salamis>   Vulcan, Hamburg, Germany 23/7/1913 11/11/1914 --- suspended 31/12/1914, cancelled 4/1932
  

Displacement normal, t

19500

Displacement full, t

21500

Length, m

173.7 wl

Breadth, m

24.7

Draught, m

7.60

No of shafts

3

Machinery

AEG steam turbines, 18 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kts

23

Fuel, t

oil

Endurance, nm(kts) ?

Armour, mm

belt: 250 - 100, bulkheads: 180, turrets: 250, barbettes: 250, CT: 300, deck: 75 - 40

Armament

4 x 2 - 356/45 Bethlehem, 12 x 1 - 152/44 Bethlehem, 12 x 1 - 76/50 Bethlehem, 5 - 500 TT (1 bow, 4 beam)

Complement

?

Ship project history: Ordered in Germany in July, 1912 as 13500t ship with six 356mm guns, but later project was capitally redesigned. Artillery and protection should be delivered from USA. During the First World War battleship building was suspended; completed 356mm guns were installed on British monitors of Abercrombie class. After end of the war the question on completion Salamis was brought up. Greeks refused to accept incomplete ship and the builders sued the Greek Government in 1923. 23/4/1932 arbitrators judged that Greeks must pay further 30,000 £ to Vulcan while the ship remained the property of builder. As result hull was scrapped at Bremen in 1932.

Ship protection: Main belt would had 250mm thickness between end barbettes (tapering to 180mm at lower edge), its thickness was decreased to 100mm at aft and 80mm at fwd ends. Main deck would had 75mm thickness over citadel and 40mm over ship ends.

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