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DRAMA protected cruiser

Libia 1914

Name No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Drama   Ansaldo, Genoa 1907 11/11/1912 --- // 25/3/1913 commissioned by Italy (Libia)

 

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Ship project history: Cruiser of the out-of-date British design, built by Turkish order as Drama, but after beginning of Italian-Turkish war of 1911 she was requisitioned, and commissioned as "4th class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

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

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