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HMS Hermione

HMS Hermione (Dido Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Anti-Aircraft Cruiser
Builder Stephen, Linthouse. United Kingdom
Laid down 6 October 1937
Launched 18 May 1939
Commissioned 25 March 1941
Fate Part of Mediterranean Fleet upon commissioning
Sunk 15-16 July 1942 by 1 torpedo fired by German submarine U205 in Eastern Mediterranean, south-east of Crete.
Displacement
Standard 5.840 tons
Full Load 7.080 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) N/A
Lenght (Overall) 156 m (512')
Beam 15,25 m (50,06')
Draft 5,3 m (17,4') (Average)
Armament
Main Battery 10 x 5,25" (134 mm)/50 cal QF Mark I (5x2)
3 forward 2 aft
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr) 40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
10 in GRP 3 (2x4,2x1)
8 x 12,7 mm (0.5") 62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (2x4)
4-12 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon
AS 6 depth charge throwers
Torpedoes 6 x 533 mm (21") above water in 2 triple mounts
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 (2 pdr)
Armour
Belt 76 mm (3") main belt
38-25-19 mm (1.5"-1"-0.75") magazines
25 mm (1") ends
Deck 51-32 mm (2"-1.25")
Turrets 38 mm (1.5") face
25 mm (1") roof and sides
Barbettes 38-12.7 mm (0.75"-0.50")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 62.000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 5.560 nm at 15 knots
1.500 nm at 30 knots
Max Speed 32 knots
30,5 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 1.105 tons
Complement
Usual 487