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Dalmacija

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Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Далмација [Dalmacija] (ex-Niobe)   120 A G Weser, Bremen, Germany 30.8.1898 18.7.1899 25.6.1900 // 24.6.1925 captured by Italy 17.4.1941 (Cattaro)


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

2360

Displacement full, t

2953

Length, m

104.4 wl 105.0 oa

Breadth, m

12.2

Draught, m

5.20

No of shafts

2

Machinery

2 VTE, 8 Thornycroft boilers

Power, h. p.

8110

Max speed, kts

16

Fuel, t

coal 580

Endurance, nm(kts)4000(10)
Armour, mm

steel / Krupp steel - deck: 25 - 20, slopes: 50, CT: 80

Armament

6 x 1 - 83/52 Škoda M.27, 4 x 1 - 47/40 L/44 Škoda, 2 x 1 - 15/84

Complement

300



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<i>Dalmacija</i> 1941
Dalmacija 1941


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<i>Dalmacija </i>1931 <i>Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.</i>
Dalmacija 1931 Many thanks to Wolfgang Stöhr for additional information on this page.
<i> Dalmacija</i>
Dalmacija


Project history

Former German protected cruiser Niobe. Under Versailles Treaty she was preserved as part of Reichsmarine, but really she was never commissioned again by Germans. 24.6.1925 she was sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Dalmacija. In 1925-1926 ship was rebuilt on Deutsche Werke, Kiel. The fore part undergone greatest alterations: ram stem was replaced by raking, forecastle deck lost characteristic turtleback form. Superstructures were altered; masts were significantly shortened and fitted with projector flats; besides, the foremast became tripod. All armament was removed. Ship was commissioned 3.9.1926. In 1927 at Tivat arsenal (Kotor Bay) new armament of Czechoslovak production was installed. Dalmacija was used as AA ship, depot and training ship.

Ship protection

25mm protective deck with 50mm slopes protected machinery, outside machine spaces 20mm deck had turtleback form. Engines had 80mm glacises. CT had 80mm sides and 20mm roof.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

17.4.1941 Dalmacija was captured at Kotor by Italian troops and commissioned by Regia Marina as coast defence ship Cattaro. 11.9.1943 she was captured by German troops at Pola and 6.12.1943 commissioned by Kriegsmarine as Niobe. 19.12.1943 she ran aground at island Silba (coast of Yugoslavia) and 22.9.1943 was destroyed by torpedoes from British MTBs.



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