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KERCH' cruiser (1935 / 1949)


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

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Керчь [Kerch'] (ex-Emanuele Filiberto Duca d`Aosta)   166 OTO, Livorno, Italy 29.10.1932 22.4.1934 13.7.1935 // 2.3.1949 trials vessel OS-32 3.1958


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8317

Displacement full, t

10374

Length, m

171.8 pp 186.9 oa

Breadth, m

17.5

Draught, m

6.50 mean deep

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 sets Parsons geared steam turbines, 6 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

110000

Max speed, kts

36.5

Fuel, t

oil 1653

Endurance, nm(kts)3900(14)
Armour, mm

belt: 70 + 35, bulkheads: 50 - 30, decks: 35 - 30, barbettes: 70 - 50, turrets: 90, CT: 100 - 25, communication tube: 30 - 20

Armament

4 x 2 - 152/53 OTO 1929, 3 x 2 - 100/47 OTO 1928, 4 x 2 - 37/54 Breda 1932, 12 x 1 - 20/70 Mk III, 2 DCT (12), 112 mines

Electronic equipmentGiuys, Redan radars
Complement

578 - 694



Standard scale images


<i>Kerch </i>1949
Kerch 1949


Graphics


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


Project history

Former Italian cruiser of Condottieri 4th group, received by reparations from Italy.

Ship protection

Main 70mm belt extended up to main deck between center of "A" and fore side "X" barbettes, 30mm longitudinal splinter bulkhead (35mm abreast magazines) placed inside hull in 2m from side. The belt was closed by 50mm upper and 30mm lower bulkheads. All side above the main belt and the platform between lower edge of the belt and longitudinal splinter bulkhead had 20mm thickness. Flat 35mm main deck connected with upper edge of main belt, main deck outside citadel had 30-mm thickness. Barbettes had 70mm protection above weather decks, 60mm between weather and main decks and 50mm below main deck. CT had 100mm sides, 30mm roof and 25mm deck, rest of tower superstructure had 50-40mm protection.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

Kerch' served as training cruiser from March 1958.

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