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BRINDISI light cruisers (1914/1920)

Brindisi 1920

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Brindisi (ex-Helgoland)   Danubius Werft, Fiume, Austria-Hungary 28/10/1911 23/11/1912 29/8/1914 // 19/9/1920 accommodation ship 11/1929
Venezia (ex-Saida)   CNT, Monfalcone, Austria-Hungary 9/9/1911 26/10/1912 1/8/1914 // 19/9/1920 accommodation ship 3/1930

 

Displacement normal, t

3500

Displacement full, t

Brindisi: 4375

Venezia: 4327

Length, m

129.7 wl 130.6 oa

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

5.30 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Brindisi: AEG steam turbines, 16 Yarrow boilers

Venezia: Melms-Pfenniger steam turbines, 16 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

25600

Max speed, kn

27

Fuel, t

coal 800

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(24)

Armour, mm

belt: 60, deck: 20, shields: 40, CT: 50

Armament

9 x 1 - 100/47 G. L/50 K.11, 1 x 1 - 66/47 G. L/50 BAG, 1 x 1 - 47/40 L/44 S, 3 x 2 - 533 TT

Complement

368

Ship project history: Ex-Austrian cruisers of Admiral Spaun class. Brindisi was commissioned 7/6/1923 and Venezia 5/7/1921.

Ship protection: 60mm belt closed machinery spaces only and was connected with flat 20mm deck by top. Guns had 40mm shields.

Modernizations: 1921 - 1922, both: - 1 x 1 - 66/47, 1 x 1 - 47/40, 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 37/43 Vickers 1914, 120 mines

Naval service:  Both were later used as accommodation ships, and sold in March, 1937.

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14