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MYSORE light cruiser (1940/1957)


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Mysore 1977

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
मैसूर [Mysore] (ex-Nigeria) C60   Vickers-Armstrong, Tyne, UK 8/2/1938 18/7/1939 23/9/1940 // 29/8/1957 BU 1986


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

8700

Displacement full, t

11040

Length, m

164.0 pp 169.3 oa

Breadth, m

18.9

Draught, m

6.27

No of shafts

4

Machinery

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

Power, h. p.

72500

Max speed, kts

31.5

Fuel, t

oil 1613 - 1700

Endurance, nm(kts)10100(12)
Armour, mm

belt: 89 - 83, bulkheads: 51 - 38, turrets: 51 - 25, barbettes: up to 25,  deck: 51 - 32

Armament

3 x 3 - 152/50 Mk 22, 4 x 2 - 102/45 Mk 19, 5 x 2 - 40/60 Mk 5, 2 x 1 - 40/60 Mk 7

Electronic equipment

type 274, type 275, type 960, type 277Q, type 293 radars

Complement

730,  920 war



Standard scale images


<i>Mysore </i>1960
Mysore 1960


Graphics


<i>Mysore</i> 1977
Mysore 1977


Ship project history


Bought from Britain on 8 May 1954. Refitted and rebuilt by Cammell Laird. 'X' 152mm turret and TTs were removed, the bridge was modified, two lattice masts stepped, electronics was renewed and machinery refitted. Handed over at Birkenhead on 29 August 1957 and relieved Delhi as flagship.

Protection


Armoured belt extended from "A" to "Y" barbettes and to upper deck abreast boiler rooms and fore engine room and to main deck abreast aft engine room, CCC and magazines. Its thickness was 89 mm abreast magazines and 83 mm abreast machinery. Belt was closed by 51 - 38-mm bulkheads. Armoured deck was 51-mm thick (32-mm with 38-mm slopes over steering gear). Transom stern was 38-mm thick.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


Mysore collided in late 1972 with frigate Beas and was two months under repair. Since May 1978 she served as flagship of training squadron.