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HMS C. 14 Kenya

HMS C. 14 Kenya (Fiji Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Alex Stephen, Linthouse. United Kingdom
Laid down 18 June 1938
Launched 18 August 1939
Commissioned 27 September 1940
Fate Decomissioned 1958
Scrapped October 1962
Displacement
Standard 8.900 tons
Full Load 10.725 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 167 m (549')
Lenght (Overall) 169.3 m (555,5')
Beam 19 m (62')
Draft 6 m (19,7') (Average)
Armament
Main Battery 12 x 152 mm (6")/50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x3)
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery 8 x 4" (102 mm) /45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
8 x 12,7 mm (0,5") 62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (3x4)
4-8 x 40 mm/56,3 cal Bofors added in WWII
5-24 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (various fits)
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 (2pdr)
Aircraft
Fixed Wing 1-2 Supermarine Walrus amphibians w/hangar.
Removed WWII
Armour
Belt 83 mm (3.25") main belt
89-38 mm (3.5"-1.5") magazines
63,5-38 mm (2.5"-1.5") ends
Deck 51-32 mm (2"-1.25")
Bulkheads 63,5 mm (2.5")
Turrets 51 mm (2") face and roof
25 mm (1") sides
Barbettes 25-12.7 mm (1"-0,50")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 72.500
Shafts 4
Endurance 7.400 nm at 15 knots
10.200 nm at 12 knots
Max Speed 32 knots
31,5 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 1.700 tons
Complement
Usual 730-850