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"D" light cruisers (DRAGON) (1918 / 1943 - 1944)


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  Danae 1943 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.  

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Dragon (ex-Dragon) D46 484 Scotts, Greenock, UK 24/1/1917 29/12/1917 8/1918 // 15/1/1943 CTL 8/7/1944, scuttled as breakwater 7/1944
Conrad (ex-Danae) D44 914 Armstrong, Elswick, UK 11/12/1916 26/1/1918 6/1918 // 4/10/1944 to UK 28/9/1946 (Danae)


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

4575

Displacement full, t

6000

Length, m

135.6 pp 143.7 oa

Breadth, m

14.0

Draught, m

4.95

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Brown-Curtis geared steam turbines, 6 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

40000

Max speed, kts

29

Fuel, t

oil 1050

Endurance, nm(kts)5000(15)
Armour, mm

belt: 76 - 38, deck: 25, CT: 76, gun shields: 25

Armament

Dragon: 6 x 1 - 152/45 BL Mk XII, 3 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 2 x 1 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 3 - 533 TT

Conrad: 5 x 1 - 152/45 BL Mk XII, 1 x 2 - 102/45 QF MK XVI, 2 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 4 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Electronic equipment

Dragon: type 273, type 285, type 291 radars

Conrad: type 271, type 282, type 283, type 291 radars

Complement

450 (469 as flagship)



Standard scale images


<i>Conrad</i> 1945
Conrad 1945


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  <i>Danae</i> 1943 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>  
  Danae 1943 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.  


Ship project history


Former British cruisers of D class. Dragon was transferred to Poland 15/1/1943. Dragon was hard damaged 8/7/1944 at coast of Normandy by German Neger type midget submarines. She was never repaired and scuttled at Arromanches coast as breakwater at building of artifical harbour "Mulberry". Instead of scuttled ship 4/10/1944 other cruiser of the same class, Danae, received name Conrad under Polish flag.

Ship protection


Armoured belt protected ship at full length, its thickness was 76mm abreast machinery spaces (51mm armour on 25mm plating), 51mm (38mm armour on 13mm plating) aft and 38mm (25mm armour on 13mm plating) fore. Belt was closed by aft 25mm bulkhead near stern. It extended to main deck (and to upper deck abreast machinery). Machinery and steering gear were covered by 25mm deck. Magazines had additional 25mm box-shaped protection.

Modernizations


Dragon, 4/1943: - 2 x 1 - 102/45, 2 x 1 - 40/39; + 2 x 4 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 8 x 1 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Dragon, 9/1943: - 1 x 1 - 152/45, 1 x 1 - 102/45, 4 x 1 - 20/70; + 5 x 2 - 20/70 Oerlikon Mk II/IV

Dragon, 1944: - 4 x 3 - 533 TT

Naval service


Dragon was hard damaged 8/7/1944 at coast of Normandy by German Neger type midget submarines. She was never repaired and scuttled at Arromanches coast as breakwater at building of artifical harbour "Mulberry".

Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.