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BRINDISI light cruisers (1914 / 1920)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
Brindisi (ex-Helgoland)     Danubius Werft, Fiume, Austria-Hungary 28.10.1911 23.11.1912 29.8.1914 // 19.9.1920 accommodation ship 11.1929
Venezia (ex-Saida)     CNT, Monfalcone, Austria-Hungary 9.9.1911 26.10.1912 1.8.1914 // 19.9.1920 accommodation ship 3.1930


Technical data


Displacement normal, t

3500

Displacement full, t

Brindisi: 4375

Venezia: 4327

Length, m

129.7 wl 130.6 oa

Breadth, m

12.8

Draught, m

5.30 deep load

No of shafts

2

Machinery

Brindisi: 2 AEG steam turbines, 16 Yarrow boilers

Venezia: 2 Melms-Pfenniger steam turbines, 16 Yarrow boilers

Power, h. p.

25600

Max speed, kts

27

Fuel, t

coal 800

Endurance, nm(kts)

1600(24)

Armour, mm

belt: 60, deck: 20, shields: 40, CT: 50

Armament

9 x 1 - 100/47 G. L/50 K.11, 1 x 1 - 66/47 G. L/50 BAG, 1 x 1 - 47/40 L/44 S, 3 x 2 - 533 TT

Complement

368



Project history


Ex-Austrian cruisers of Admiral Spaun class. Brindisi was commissioned 7.6.1923 and Venezia 5.7.1921.

Ship protection


60mm belt closed machinery spaces only and was connected with flat 20mm deck by top. Guns had 40mm shields.

Modernizations


1921 - 1922, both: - 1 x 1 - 66/47, 1 x 1 - 47/40, 1 x 2 - 533 TT; + 1 x 1 - 37/43 Vickers 1914, 120 mines

Naval service


 Both were later used as accommodation ships, and sold in March, 1937.