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ROYAL NAVY - UNITED KINGDOM

CRUISERS

SURREY heavy cruisers

Surrey

Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Northumberland     Devonport DYd --- --- --- cancelled 14/1/1930
Surrey     Portsmouth DYd --- --- --- cancelled 14/1/1930

 

Displacement standard, t

10000

Displacement full, t

12664

Length, m

173.7 pp 182.9 oa

Breadth, m

19.5

Draught, m

6.55 deep load

No of shafts

4

Machinery

4 sets Parsons geared turbines, 6 Admiralty 3-drum boilers

Power, h. p.

60000

Max speed, kn

30

Fuel, t

oil 2450

Armour, mm

box protection to magazines: 146 - 76, belt: 140, bulkheads: 140, barbettes: 25, turrets: 25, deck: 57 - 38

Armament

4 x 2 - 203/50 BL Mk VIII, 4 x 1 - 102/45 QF Mk V, 4 x 1 - 47/40 Hotchkiss Mk I, 2 x 8 - 40/39 2pdr QF Mk VIII, 2 x 4 - 533 TT, 2 catapults E-II-H, 2 aircraft (Fairey III, Osprey, Seal)

Complement

653

Ship project history: Cruisers of 1928-1929 Programmes had to resemble Exeter with 4th turret and lengthened forecastle.

Protection: There was 140mm armoured belt 2.7m in height  protected machinery spaces. It was closed by 140mm bulkheads 4.2m in height. Magazines were protected by 146mm sides, 76mm transverse bulkheads and 76mm platform deck. Armoured deck over machinery was 70mm (57mm armour over 13mm plating) and over steering gear was 38mm thick.

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

Ivan Gogin, 2008-09