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ANCONA light cruiser (1914 / 1920)

Ancona 1920

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Ancona (ex-Graudenz)   KMW Kiel, Germany 1912 25/10/1913 10/8/1914 // 1/6/1920 stricken 3/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

4912

Displacement full, t

6382

Length, m

139.0 wl 142.7 oa

Breadth, m

13.8

Draught, m

6.08 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Marine steam turbines, 12 Marine boilers

Power, h. p.

26000

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

coal 1280 + oil 375

Endurance, nm(kts) 4500(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 - 149/43 SK L/45 C/09, 2 x 1 - 88/45 SK L/45 C/13, 2 x 1 - 500 TT, 2 - 500 TT sub (beam, 5), 120 mines

Complement

385

Ship project history: Ex-German cruiser taken over by reparations and commissioned by navy 6/5/1925.

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: (1921 - 1924, Arsenale di Taranto): max fuel stowage was increased to 900 t of coal and 1520 t of oil; - 2 x 1 - 88/42, 2 - 500 TT sub; + 3 x 1 - 76/40 Ansaldo 1917, 3 x 1 - 6.5/80, 2 x 1 - 500 TT

1926: + 1 seaplane (M.7)

1929: + 1 catapult

Naval service: No significant events.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14