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LIBIA protected cruiser (1913)

Libia 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Libia (ex-Drama)   Ansaldo, Genoa 1907 11/11/1912 25/3/1913 stricken 3/1937

 

Displacement normal, t

3760

Displacement full, t

4466

Length, m

103.6 wl 111.8 oa

Breadth, m

14.5

Draught, m

5.51

No of shafts

2

Machinery

4-cyl VTE, 16 Niclausse boilers

Power, h. p.

11530

Max speed, kts

22.9

Fuel, t

coal 600

Endurance, nm(kts) 3150(10)

Armour, mm

deck: 100, CT: 100, gunshields: 76

Armament

2 x 1 - 152/50 A1913, 8 x 1 - 120/45 A1913, 8 x 1 - 47/50 V1908, 6 x 1 - 37/25 H1890, 2 - 450 TT aw (beam)

Complement

314

Ship project history: Cruiser of the out-of-date British design, built by Turkish order as Drama, but after beginning of Italian-Turkish war of 1911 she was requisitioned, and commissioned as "4th class battleship" Libia, later she was classified as scout and from 1929 as cruiser. On the elements construction was close to Turkish cruisers Hamidiye and Mejidiye.

Ship protection: Main protection consisted of deck with 100mm slopes.

Modernizations: 1917 - 1918: + 3 x 1 - 76/40 A1917

1925: - 2 x 1 - 152/50

Naval service: No significant events.

Libia 1914

 

 

Ivan Gogin, 2009-14