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CLAS FLEMING cruiser-minelayer (1914)

Clas Fleming 1922

Clas Fleming 1941

Clas Fleming 1941

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Clas Fleming   Finnboda, Stockholm Bergsund 1911 14/12/1912 5/1914 stricken 1/1959

 

Displacement standard, t

1550

Displacement full, t

1800

Length, m

80.2

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Parsons steam turbines, 8 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

6500

Max speed, kts

20

Fuel, t

coal 265

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

deck: 25, CT: 75

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/48 K/50 M11, 4 x 1 - 8/80, 100 mines

Complement

160

Ship project history: The original ship which was officially registered on a cruiser-minelayer. Despite the small sizes she possessed strongly pronounced cruiser kinds: an armour deck, turbine propulsive plant and a high speed. The basic lack of the design were excessive cramping boiler rooms under an armour deck, complicating machine crew job. She was cardinally rebuilt in 1939-1940.

Protection:  25mm protective deck closed machinery spaces.

Modernizations: (1939-1940): hull was lengthened on 5m, Parsons steam turbines are changed by experimental machnery of Götaverken (in essence were first-ever gas turbines), consisting of two de Laval geared turbine sets, two Yarrow boilers and four diesels used as gas generators. Funnel No2 was dummy and installed later. Data was as follows:

Displacement standard, t

1640

Displacement full, t

1850

Length, m

86.0

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

4.30

No of shafts

2

Machinery

de Laval geared steam+gas turbines, 2 Yarrow boilers, 4 diesel gas generators

Power, h. p.

7200

Max speed, kts

20.3

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)  

Armour, mm

deck: 25, CT: 75

Armament

4 x 1 - 120/48 K/50 M11, 3 x 1 - 40/56 K/60 M32, 3 x 1 - 25/55 K/58 M32, 200 mines, 2 DCR

Complement

160

Naval service: No significant events.

Clas Fleming 1910s

Clas Fleming 1940

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