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HMS Manchester

HMS Manchester (Modified Town Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Light Cruiser
Builder Hawthorn Leslie, Hebburn. United Kingdom
Laid down 28 March 1936
Launched 12 April 1937
Commissioned 4 August 1938
Fate Torpedoed by Italian MTB (MAS 16 or MAS 22) in the Mediterranean, east of Kelibia, Tunisia
Scuttled 13 August 1942
Displacement
Standard 9.655 tons
Full Load 11.930 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 178 m (584')
Lenght (Overall) 180 m (591,6')
Beam 19,53 m (64,10')
Draft 6,1 m (20,07')
Armament (Design 1939)
Main Battery 152 mm (12 x 6") 50 cal BL Mark XXIII (4x3)
2 forward 2 aft
Secondary Battery 102 mm (8 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 8 x 40,5 mm (2pdr) 40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x4)
8 x 0.5"/62 cal Vickers MkIII MG (3x4)
Torpedoes 533 mm (6 x 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 2-3 Supermarine Walrus amphibians
Armour
Belt 124 mm (4,88") main belt
124-63.5 mm (4,88"-2,5") magazines
63,5-38 mm (2,5"-1,5") ends
Deck 51-32 mm (2"-1,25")
Bulkheads 63,5 mm (2,5")
Turrets 25 mm (1")
Barbettes 51-25 mm (2"-1")
Conning Tower N/A
Propulsion
Boilers 4 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared turbines
Horsepower 82.500
Shafts 4
Endurance 8.400 nm at 15 knots
Max Speed 32,5 knots
31,25 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 2.100 tons
Complement
Usual 750