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HMS Galatea

HMS Galatea (Arethusa Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Scotts' (Greenock). United Kingdom
Laid down 2 June 1933
Launched 9 August 1934
Commissioned 4 August 1935
Fate Torpedoed and sunk 14-15 December 1941 by German submarine U-577 in the Mediterranean, west of Alexandria, Egypt
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') (Avg)
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