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HMS Arethusa

HMS Arethusa (Arethusa Class "County A Type")
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Chatham DYd (Chatham). United Kingdom
Laid down 25 January 1933
Launched 6 March 1934
Commissioned 23 May 1935
Fate Decomissioned 1945
Used as as target and trials ship until 1948
Sold for scrap May 1950 at Newport
Displacement
Standard 5.225 tons
Full Load 6.695 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 146 m (480')
Lenght (Overall) 154,3 m (506')
Beam 15,4 m (51')
Draft 5,2 m (17') (Average)
Armament (Design)
Main Battery 6 x 152 mm (6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (3x2), 2 forward 1 aft
Secondary Battery 4 x 102 mm (4") /45 cal QF HA MkV (4x1)
Refit with 8 x 102 mm (4") /45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 8 x 12,7 mm (0,5") 62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (3x4)
Torpedoes 6 x 533 mm (21") above water in 2 triple mounts
Armament (1945)
Main Battery 8 x 152 mm (6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (3x2), 2 forward 1 aft
Secondary Battery 8 x 102 mm (4") /45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
4-6 x 40 mm/56,3 cal Bofors (various fits)
6-10 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (various fits)
Radars
Air Warning 1 x HA.DCT
Air Search Type 284/286
Surface Search Type 273
Type 271
Fire Control Air recognition (AR) type 285
Air recognition (AR) type 282 (2pdr)
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 1 Supermarine Walrus
1 catapult
Armour
Belt 111 mm (4,38") main belt
111-25 mm (4,38"-1") magazines
76-25 mm (3"-1") ends
Deck 76-35 mm (3"-1,38")
Bulkheads 63,5 mm (2,5")
Turrets 25 mm (1") face
Barbettes 25 mm (1")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 64.000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 6.600 nm at 15 knots
Max Speed 32,5 knots
31 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 1.325 tons
Complement
Usual 500