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HMS Norfolk

HMS Norfolk (County Class)
General Details
Nationality British
Type Heavy Cruiser
Builder Fairfield (Govan). United Kingdom
Laid down 8 July 1927
Launched 12 December 1928
Commissioned 30 April 1930
Fate Part of the Home Fleet 1939-45
Decommisioned 1949
Sold for scrap January 1950 at Newport
Displacement
Standard 10.035 tons
Full Load Over 13.420 tons
Dimensions
Lenght (waterline) 186 m (610')
Lenght (Overall) 193 m (632,8')
Beam 20 m (66')
Draft 5 m (16,4') (Average)
6,6 m (21,8') (maximum)
Armament
Main Battery 204 mm (8 x 8") 50 cal BL Mark VIII (4x2)
2 MkII turrets forward 2 MkII turrets aft
Secondary Battery 102 mm (4 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkV (4x1) refitted with
102 mm (8 x 4") 45 cal QF HA MkXVI (4x2)
AA 16 x 40.5 mm (2pdr)/40 cal Vickers MkII PomPom (2x8),
increased to 24 (2x5,2x4) by 1945
8 x 0.50"/62 cal MG Mk III (2x4) removed 1938
6-12 x 40 mm/56.3 cal Bofors (various fits)
8-14 x 20 mm/65 cal Oerlikon (various fits)
Torpedoes 8 x 21" (533 mm) above water in 2 quad mounts (removed from all in 1938)
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
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 8 Admiralty 3 drum-type
Turbines Parsons geared steam or Brown Curtis steam turbines
Horsepower 80.000 shp
Shafts 4
Endurance 12.500 nm at 12 knts
10.400 nm at 11 knts
2.930 nm at 31 knts
Max Speed 32,5 knots
31,5 knots (standard)
Oil Bunkerage 3.220 tons
Complement
Usual 657
900-1.000 in war